(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 11, 2016
MAHWAH, N.J. – More than 50 student filmmakers from around the state showcased their talents at the first annual High School Film Festival, recently hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Students entered original films in a variety of genres and were awarded in several categories including editing, cinematography, documentary and fiction. In all, 24 student films were screened and judged by a panel of Ramapo College faculty. Each entrant was awarded an Oscar-type statuette. Five top films were presented with a plaque and gift card.
The top winners were:
Best fiction film: Vincent D’Alessandro (Randolph High School, Randolph), “Squishy Squishy”
Best editing: Katrin Spridinova (Rutherford High School, Rutherford), “Heart”
Best cinematography: IHA Broadcast Media Class (Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township), “Noir Files”
Best documentary: Kiera Clowney and Victoria Flynn (Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill), “Student Loan Debt”
Best of the Fest: Matthew Rosa (Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, Somers Point), “Oscar Micheaux”
About Ramapo College
Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.
Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.
Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels. Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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