2018 EFC Awards

2018 Emerging Filmmaker Competition Awards

Storytellers: Grades 6 – 8

Grand Prize: Narrative
Max Myers
Buzz Aldrin Middle School
Consider This Question

Grand Prize: Documentary
Lucy Osterberg
Renaissance at Rand Middle School
The Women’s March on Washington: One Year Later

Special Jury Prize: Documentary
Carli Platt
Millburn Middle School
In Plain Sight: A Hidden Child of the Holocaust

Grand Prize: Experimental
Jake Edelstein
Grover Cleveland Middle School
The Alone Experiment

Grand Prize: Social Impact
Matthew Abate
Buzz Aldrin Middle School
The Last American Breakfast

Visionaries: Grades 9 – 12

Grand Prize: Narrative (tie)
Aidan Romanaux, Ralph Ravix
Columbia High School
Choice

Grand Prize: Narrative (tie)
William Blackman, Owen Plofker, Djoume Traore, Kayla Phillips, and Valentino Musumeci
Montclair High School
Do Not Disturb

Special Jury Prize: Narrative
Gabriel Soto
Passaic County Technical Institute
Impact

Grand Prize: Documentary
Ana Camila Gutierrez
Perth Amboy High School Main Campus
Dandelion

Special Jury Prize: Documentary (tie)
Alex Ferrandiz
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Nostalgia

Special Jury Prize: Documentary (tie)
Lindsay Fiorellini, Megan Mitchell
Passaic County Technical Institute
A Place to Call Our Own

Grand Prize: Experimental
Noah Levine, William Dobbs, Maggie Brill, Daniel Schwartz, Sydney Relihan, Jess Helfenstein
Livingston High School, Columbia High School, Horace Mann School, Dearborn High School, Benet Academy
Quiet Time

Special Jury Prize: Experimental/Visual Design
Grace Hillabrant
Kent Place School
beLOW

Grand Prize: Social Impact
Alex DeRosa
Millburn High School
Unburned

Special Jury Prize: Social Impact
Gabrielle Narcisse
Kent Place School
Enough is Enough

Grand Prize: Animation
Sophie Goodman – Merel
Columbia High School
Super Convention

Special Jury Prize: Animation
Ethan Halperin
Columbia High School
Cellular Life

Partners for Health Foundation “Speak Out!” Award
Erika Robertson
Passaic County Technical Institute
The Beauty Bias

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