Rod Serling Film Festival

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival. The Festival will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Binghamton. 

BEST ABSTRACT/EXPERIMENTAL | Algo |Isabella Mesko

BEST DOCUMENTARY | Choices | Shyann Stroud

BEST FICTION/STORY | It’s Not What It Looks Like | Jad Jacob

BEST SCI FI/ FANTASY | 8 to 8 | Alec Simmons

BEST SOCIAL COMMENTARY | Dream Deferred| Nadia Nugent

BEST K-5 | Monster Girl | Colleen McGuinness

BEST 9-12 | Why God? | Evan Pritchard

HONORABLE MENTION 9-12 | Doodle | Tyler Barhydt

SPIRIT OF SERLING AWARD | Left to Write | Erick Amaya, Griffin Bluemer, Thomas Friebolin, David Mosden, Noah Morris

BEST IN SHOW | 8 to 8 | Alec Simmons

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VISION
This Festival is held in of honor Rod Serling and his work, which has had a lasting influence on the television industry and media creation.  The Festival seeks to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.

BIOGRAPHY
Rod Serling (1925-1975) is an American icon.  An Emmy-award winning writer and producer, he was best known for his role as creator and host of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. His innovative work, infused with a sense of moral responsibility and artistic integrity, maintains a cult status.  A native of Binghamton, NY, Serling spent his final years as a professor at Ithaca College.

HISTORY
The Rod Serling Video Festival launched in 1995 and has welcomed hundreds of entries throughout the years.  In 2014, Larry Kassan retired as Festival Founder & Director.  WSKG Public Media assumed coordination responsibilities and the project was renamed.

VISIT
The Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled information about Rod Serling including a walking tour that retraces his steps in his hometown of Binghamton, NY.

The Festival is held in partnership with Binghamton City School District’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, Broome County Forum Theatre, New York State Media Arts Teachers Association and the Serling family.

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2016 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS
2015 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS

2014 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS
2013 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS
2012 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS

Special thanks to Anne Serling & Doug Sutton, Larry Kassan & the Binghamton City School District, Leslie Campbell, and the Judging Committee.

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