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.
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.
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.
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.
2017 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS
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.