2016 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival Screening and Awards Ceremony on November 5th at iPic Theaters in Fort Lee
The Fort Lee Film Commission will screen the top ten films from our student festival this year on November 5th at 2pm at iPic Theaters in Fort Lee followed by our awards ceremony. Our James Gandolfini Best of the Fest Award goes to the top filmmaker and includes a $500 prize and an internship at both Downtown Community Television (DCTV) and Sirk Productions, both located in NYC. Our top prize is named after the acclaimed New Jersey born actor James Gandolfini. Our jury includes Jim's son Michael Gandolfini as well as Directors Guild of America's Gary Donatelli. We thank our sponsors iPic Theaters, Tom Richardson of DCTV, the Gandolfini family, Sirk Productions, and Bonded Service Film Storage of Fort Lee.
2015 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival James Gandolfini Best of the Fest Winner: Urmil Dalal of Lodi High School for his film “Parallel Parking”
On November 7, 2015, the Fort Lee Film Commission sponsored our 11th annual Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County High School Student Film Festival in the auditorium of Fort Lee High School. This festival is open to all high school students who reside in Bergen County. This year the festival finalists screening & awards ceremony moved back to Fort Lee from Media Mix Studio in Allendale in preparation for the future home of this annual festival at the soon to be built Barrymore Film Center cinema and museum on Main Street in Fort Lee, NJ, the first American film town and birthplace of the American film industry.
The James Gandolfini Best of the Fest winner receives $500 and an internship with Downtown Community Television Center. James Gandolfini had a working relationship with DCTV and they make this internship available to us in his memory. Also the winner receives 72 hours of post-production time at Sirk Productions Digital Studio on West 31st Street in New York City. Fort Lee Film Commission member Marc Pérez is one of the co-founders of Sirk.
Watch the winning film at https://vimeo.com/140069612.