The winners of the 8th Annual RCC-TV Video Festival have been announced. The overall grand prize winner, Matthew Fleischmann, took home an iPad along with his trophy for best short film, “Unsolid Ground.” Fleischmann’s narrated 12 minute video explores the controversial planned development of the Minisceongo Swamp, a 54-acre tract in Rockland County bordered by Route 202 with parts located in both Ramapo and Haverstraw.   

A number of RCC graduates building careers in the media industry credit the experience they gained working with RCC’s Multi-Media Production Center as a significant factor in their success. Several return each year to judge this exciting annual event and help support our talented new artists. Prospective students should consider developing their skills in RCC’s new state-of-the-art digital media facility and pursue an AA degree in Communication Media Arts in a supportive environment led by dynamic faculty with real-world industry experience.


Rockland Community College Students

RCC Best Overall and Best Short Film: Matthew Fleischmann “Unsolid Ground”

Best Music Video: Joe Rubin, “Limerance”

Best PSA: Lindsey Koper “Domestic Abuse”

Best Comedy: Raph Ofina “Untitled .mp4”

Best Commercial: Bianca Borge, “AMC Stubs”

Best Movie Trailer: Alec Biello, “The Break Up Trailer”

Best Promotional: Judlin Civil, “FED Wedding”

RCC Alumni

1st Place: Christian Vermazen ’11  “By My Hand”

2nd Place: Joey Katz ’10-’11 “Wales, Madman or Poet”

3rd Place: Anthony J. Milio ’09  “Happy Holidays from Jamis”

High Schools:

1st Place: Christopher Omar, “It’s a War” (Monroe-Woodbury HS)

2nd Place: Edward Jiao, “Sonnet 77” (Nyack HS)

3rd Place: Sebastian Jakymiw, “Boss” (Nyack HS)

Honorable Mention: Badr Mastrouq, “Liberated and Isolated” (Nanuet HS)

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