Congratulations to the

2015 Rockland Youth Film Festival Winners!

Congratulations to our 2015 RYFF Mentor of the Year
Bhawin Suchak 

Program Director of Youth FX in Albany, NY

We invite you to see the works that made our 2nd annual film screening gala such an amazing event!

2015 Best Motion Picture
Garrett Kennell - 21 Years Old; Pittsburgh, PA

Best Documentary
It's Natural
Darian Henry - 21 Years Old; Albany, NY

Best Silent Film
Henry Thong - 18 Years Old; Adelaide, Australia

Best Music Video
Take a Look at Yourself
Becky Choi - 14 Years Old; San Francisco, CA

Best Suspense
Jacquelyn Li -  New City, NY

Best International Movie
Kasia Gajda's Accidents
Pawel Cichonski - 21 Years Old; Bytom, Silesia, Poland
and his team Katodelic Pictures

Organic Valley Award
From Farm to Table
 Gabrielle Giacomo - 17 Years Old; Larchmont, NY

2015 Director of the Year
Maria Alvarez
"Hello // The Introduction - 17 Years Old; Beachwood, OH

Best Cinematography
Life Forms
Henry DaCosta - 17 Years Old; Spring Valley, NY

Best Screenplay
Finding Franklin
Alex Bohs - 21 Years Old; Los Angeles, CA

Best From EELEF
Solar Energy
Wren Stueck - 18 Years Old; Pomona, NY

Best Science Fiction
Dark Horizon
Robert Flummerfelt - 15 Years Old; Santa Rosa, CA

Rockland's Rising Stars

The following fims were made by young directors close to home, right here in Rockland County!
We love and respect them, and cant't wait to see more from them in the future.

Haley Cunningham - 13 Years Old; Nyack, NY

The Mysterious Creature That Tazes The Explorer of Space
Connor Carragher Haim - 11 Year Old; Nyack, NY

Griffon Sqroi Jacobs - 15 Year Old; New City, NY

Time for Claymation
Claymation Project - Spring Valley, NY

A Healthy Change of Heart
John Henry Ramirez - 15 Years Old; Spring Valley, NY

Lucas Ruderman - 20 Year Old; Nyack, NY

Project Abstract: An Exploration of Love & Beauty
Melissa Denizard - 16 Year Old; Spring Valley, NY

But, I Love You
Jennifer Westburgh - 19 Year Old; West Nyack, NY

Official Selections

The following films were made by young directors with exceptional talents! Our judges found these movies to be incredibly well made and worthy of being honored. Unfortunately, due to our festival's time constraints they were unable to be shown.
We invite you to view them and we hope that you love them as much as we did.

Recycled Design
Benjamin - 16 Years Old; New York, NY

This Lonely Heart of Mime
Leah Monack - 16 Years Old; Tarrytown, NY

Micah Mahaffey - 21 Years Old; New York, NY

Lemonade Standoff
Ryan Beard - 15 Years Old; Charlottesville, VA

The Equation of Life
Gerry Orz - 14 Years Old; Anaheim, CA

This Side Up
Gabrielle Giacomo - 17 Years Old; Larchmont, NY

Invisible People
Demar Gunter - 15 Years Old; San Antonio, TX

Da-yeon Jeong - 16 Years Old; Seongnam, South Korea

The Stats of Life
Justin Shafner - 17 Years Old; Waterford, CT

Bay Area Girl's Rock Camp
Yu Lily - 19 Years Old; San Francisco, CA

The Canvas
Nicolas Lopez - 17 Years Old; Weston, FL

Beeing a Honey Maker
Avalon Intermediate School; New Zealand