Congratulations to the

2019 Rockland Youth Film Festival Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 RYFF Mentor of the Year
Mr. Michael Smith
Director of Fine & Performing Arts East Ramapo Central School District

We invite you to see the works that made our 5th annual film screening gala such an amazing event!

Young Director of the Year
Tough Guy 
Gryffin Morgan- 9 Years Old; Vancouver, Canada

Best Documentary

Dali Schonfelder: The Nalu Story

Madison Rambowski- 16 Years Old; Sparta, New Jersey

Best Silent Film

Terry: The Serious Actor

Madeline Stephenson

21 Years Old; Brooklyn, NY

Best Music Video

Tawnee - Get Up

Frederik Maarsen- 20 Years Old; Berlin, Germany

Best International
Fit Lucas
Yuliana Brutti- 21 Years Old; Córdoba, Argentina​​​​​​​

Best Drama
Liv Coron- 17 Years Old; Bellevue, Washington

Movie of the Year
Don't Lose Heart


Best Animation
 Sean Esser, Caitlen Chiusano, Zhara Justice Honore- 20 Years Old; Missouri, New York and Trinidad & Tobago

Best Comedy
Catman: The Love Thief
Austin Coombs-Perez- 20 Years OldPerez; Culver City, California

Best Cinematography
Young Summer
Eli Solt- 18 Years Old; Loveland, Colorado

Best Mystery/Suspense
Sleep Tight
Anne-Sofie Karmark Pedersen & Victor Fog- 21 Years Old; Aarhus, Denmark​​​​​​​

Best PSA
 Olivia O'Hara- 21 Years Old; Brooklyn, NY

Rockland's Rising Star
How the Minions Changed History
Thomas Calabrese- 9 Years Old; Congers, NY

Visionary Award 
The City's Cahmpions
David Pradel; San Diego, California

Best from EELEF
 Willenda Mesidor- 12 Years Old; Spring Valley, NY

Director of the Year 

Fez Zafar- 18 Years Old; Clive, Iowa

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.

Official Selection
Dean Street
Tristen Martino & Caleb Burns- 19 Years Old; Tustin, CA

Official Selection
Radheya Jegatheva- 20 Years Old; Perth, Australia

Official Selection
Brenden Egan- 16 Years Old; Westwood, MA

Official Selection
Due Process
 Gabe Braden- 20 Years Old; Wyandotte, MI

Official Selection
A'Phiuthrag 'sa Phiuthar (O sister, beloved sister)Mikey Cahill
 21 Years Old; Angoulême, France

Official Selection
The Clown
Mikey Cahill- 11 Years Old; Orangeburg, NY