Congratulations to the

2017 Rockland Youth Film Festival Winners!

Congratulations to our 2017 RYFF Mentor of the Year
Dr. Deborah L. Wortham 

East Ramapo Superintendent of Schools


We invite you to see the works that made our 4th annual film screening gala such an amazing event!

Movie of the Year
Rad Jega - 18 Years Old; Perth, Australia

Best Documentary
Wavy Head
Max Shoham - 14 Years Old; Toronto, Canada

Best Silent Film
Shades of Red
Austin Fitzpatrick, Connor Fitzpatrick, Ian Mathes, Gabe Lehrburger
19 Years Old; West Linn, Oregon

Best Music Video
Temptation (featuring AYER)
Dawson Taylor & Kelsey Taylor - 21 Years Old; Los Angeles, California

Best Mystery & Suspense
Williemae Fiddemon - 19 Years Old; Albany, NY

Best Drama
Caleb Wild - 18 Years Old; Tampa, FL

Best from EELEF
Hopes and Dreams
 Willenda Mesidor - 11 Years Old; Spring Valley, NY

Best Animation
Blue Inventor
 Jonasz Wiewiór - 17 Years Old; Wysoka, Poland

Director of the Year
Wynter Rhys
Jouska - 18 Years Old; North Bend, Washington

Best Cinematography
Atlas World
Morgana McKenzie - 17 Years Old; Ottawa, Canada

Best Young Director
Ella Warner
Joya Mia - 12 Years Old; Sherman Oaks, CA

Best Commercial
Jordan Pollak - 17 Years Old; Los Angeles, CA

Visionary Award
Fez Zafar
 15 Years Old; Clive, Iowa

Rockland's Rising Stars

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

Memory Drive
Adam Pivirotto & Karl Bohn - 20 Years Old; Pearl River, NY

Lucas Ruderman & Heather Krannich - 20 Year Old; Nyack, NY

The Art of Persuasion: Water Filter Infomercials
Ivan Vivar, Frank Mazariego, Joshua Sagastume, Brayan Aguilar, Andrea Lucas, Angelina Cianfrocco, Katie Cuenca-McMillon, Katherine Gallardo-Lopez, Ciara Exantus, Yelda Ahmadi, Dana Ibarra, Maria Isales, Christina McCullen, Isaiah Wilson, Brandon Michel, Kevin Lorveus, Stanley Felix 
Kakiat Elementary School, Spring Valley, 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.

Blob and Crab
Otto Luna-Caratini - 12 Years Old; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Among the Pine
Jared Peraglia - 17 Years Old; Cortlandt Manor, NY

Graffiti Gals
Isabella Cuevas Pierson - 20 Years Old; Olympia, Washington

Ryan Beard, Stephen Gentry, Zach Phillips, Nathan Ridings
16-19 Years Old; Charlottesville, Virginia

Tone Setters
Imani Peterkin - 21 Years Old; Albany, NY

Stephen Gentry, Ryan Beard, Eli Hall - 16-19 Years Old; Charlottesville, Virginia

Los Colores Pardos
Juan Luis Martínez - 20 Years Old; Ponferrada, Spain

Gabrielle Giacomo - 20 Years Old; Larchmont, NY