2022 EFC Awards


Emerging Filmmaker Award Screening and Ceremony
Saturday 6/4
2:30 PM @ The Clairidge
Tickets: $5

Congratulations to our EFC Winners!


Visionary Award

“How to Murder Your Husband” and “To Cheat or Not to Cheat”
Olyvia Okochi
Montclair High School

Comedy – Grand Prize

Stephen Sassano, Maura Collins and Luca Marzulla
Middletown High School South

Comedy – Special Jury Prize

“​​Pentameter Posse”
Courtney Plaza and Maxine Ostella
Columbia High School

Drama – Grand Prize

“A Bounty”
Daniel Scharf and Chris Zou, Peter DiProspero
Bridgewater Raritan High School

Drama – Special Jury Prize

“End of Milkshake”
Evelyn Reese and Giulia Abreu
Bridgewater Raritan High School

Experimental Film – Grand Prize

Zoey Ness, Maura Collins, Stephen Sassano, Isabella Campion, Darla Matches, Joe Costa, Luca Marzulla and Ryan Eastmond
Middletown High School South

Experimental Film – Special Jury Prize

“Creative Block”
Caitlin Bieri
East Brunswick Tech – School of the Arts

Horror – Grand Prize

Maya Zeidman
East Brunswick Tech – School of the Arts

Animation – Grand Prize

“A Moment to Breathe”
Sophia Consalvo
Bridgewater-Raritan High School

Social Impact – Grand Prize

“Blast Off”
Andre Harris, Luis Rosado, Sabian Silva and Salvatore Fierro
Passaic County Technical Institute

Social Impact – Special Jury Prize

“1 v 1: You vs the World”
Brianna Pares
Passaic County Technical Institute

Documentary – Grand Prize

Jasmine Crespo
Essex County Schools of Technology

Documentary – Special Jury Prize – Tie

“Dan the Man”
Drew Rosania
William Penn Charter School


“Isla Nena”
Maya Zeidman
East Brunswick Tech – School of the Arts

Storyteller Division – Grand Prize

“Just a Quick Ad Break”
Jack Sclafane
Leonia Middle School