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Passaic County Film Festival Information
The 2016 Passaic County Film Festival - Our 12th Annual Film Festival!

Check 2016's  Film Festival Info!
Film Festival Program 
Film Festival Poster

2016 Film Festival Winners

University and Independent Short Film Category


GRAND PRIZE and FIRST PLACE:
Dark Light by Gina Guerrieri  

Second: Seniors in Sinatra’s Backyard by Mike Dygos, Larry Curran

Third: Sad Eyes by Mark X. Potenza, William Paterson University

High School Short Film Category

First: Chasing Sophie by Crystal Tepale Jahnae Moultrie, Sophia Ciaravino. Sergio Pujols, PCTI

Second: Mac vs. The Mud by Matt Romano, PCTI

Third:  To This Day by Crystal Tepale, Kimberly Lopez, Natrell Nichols, Sergio Pujols, Jahnae Moultrie, PCTI

High School Documentary Short Film Category

First: The Risk of Life by Frank Lagana, West Milford High School

Second: The Forge: A Jewel in The Highlands by Matt Romano, PCTI

Third: Band of Brothers and Sisters by Kyra Zwahlen, Lakeland Regional High School

High School Music Video Category

First: Deck the Halls by Max Straubinger, Lakeland Regional High School

Second: Plant Life by Kyra Zwahlen, Lakeland Regional High School

Third: Doo Wop by Jahnae Moultrie, Harwin Vasquez, Anaya E. Gass, PCTI

High School Public Service Announcement Category

First:HIV PSA by Rosanna Sanchez, Kristina Nieves, PCTI

First: What We Need by Erika Robertson, Almia Pudup, Christian Vizcarra, Ariela Szwarc, Paola Apolinario, Kimberly Huerta, Briana Clay, PCTI

Second: Heroin by Frank Langana, James

Third:   Unrealistic Standards by Paola Apolinario, Alayna Andres, PCTI


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Check out last year's Film Festival!


2015 FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM  CLICK HERE
2015 FILM FESTIVAL POSTER CLICK HERE
    Check out our FaceBook Page at Passaic County Film Commission

NEW JERSEY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION'S CHOICE FOR $1,000 PRIZE    
"Discover, Learn, Live
"
by Evan Quintero, Brianne Remy, Erin Van Lenten, and Caitlin Duffy
from Eastern Christian High School

NEW JERSEY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION'S CHOICE FOR $500 "Rising Star" Award   
"The Gabriel Hurley Documentary"
by Nicole Romero, Independent Film Maker


2015 Film Festival "COSTELLO" Winners

 GRAND PRIZE: Discover Learn Live by Evan Quintero, Brianne Remy,
        Erin Van Lenten, and Caitlin Duffy from Eastern Christian High School

High School Short Film
First: The Box by Max Straubinger Lakeland High School
Second: Behind the Ballet by Crystal Tepale PCTI
Third: One With WiFi by Frankie Lagana West Milford High School

High School Documentary
First: LaFortuna by Sam Applebaum Wayne Hills High School
Second: Film Festival Fever by Paige Taylor PCTI
Third: The You Are Beautiful Project by Kristalee V. Estrella PCTI

High School Music Video
First: Discover Learn Live by Evan Quintero, Brianne Remy, 
        Erin Van Lenten, and 
Caitlin Duffy Eastern Christian High School
Second: Come Back To Me by Kyra Zwahlen Lakeland High School
Third: "Wuthering Heights" Music Video by Max Straubinger Lakeland High School

High School Public Service Announcement
First: Move Over America PSA by Matthew Romano PCTI
Second: Looking at the Mirror by Andrea Escobar, Jayce Cruz, Natalie Rosa PCTI
Third: The Edge by Anaya Grier, Justin Hunt, Demetrius Davis PCTI

University and Independent Film Maker Short Film and Music Video
 
First: Wistful by Sara Lindsay William Paterson University
Second: Gone by Nicholas Carlascio Monmouth University (lives in Wayne)
Third: Loyal Music Video by Devin D. Carter Independent Film Maker

University and Independent Film Maker Documentary
First: The Gabriel Hurley Documentary by Nicole Romero Independent Film Maker
Second: Feis by William McMeekan, Jr. Independent Film Maker
Third: Music, Business and Everything In Between by Steve Melone Montclair State