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Winners in the Spotlight at RCC-TV Video Festival

Winners in the Spotlight at RCC-TV Video Festival

RCC-TV Video Festival director Janice Goldstein (center) with the grand prize winners, RCC students Mary Rink and Ken Felici.

DATE: May 17, 2017

high school entrants join RCC students and alumni on the red carpet

RAMAPO – Creative young video artists from around the Rockland County area got a chance to be in the spotlight at the 10th annual RCC-TV Video Festival. The event, held May 13 at Rockland Community College, featured videos produced by RCC students and alumni, as well as local high school students.

The winning RCC student video was “#NotMyPresident: A People’s History of Inauguration Weekend 2017,” a documentary produced by Ken Felici and Mary Rink. The students travelled to Washington separately and videotaped events surrounding the Presidential inauguration, and came together to create the documentary at the urging of Janice Goldstein, Director of RCC’s Multi-Media Production Center. Both Felici and Rink won a Canon Rebel camera along with their trophies.

Second place in the RCC student category went to Annelise Andre for a music video, “September Song.” Third place went to Moyuru Shiroma for his short film, “Space.”

In the high school student category, entries from Nyack High School took both first and second place. Jake Giordano’s comedic short film “Cookie Jar,” about a detective investigating an odd case, captured the top prize. Jeremy Cairo took second with a short film entitled “The Art of Theater.”

A comedy video by Suffern High School student Jake Levine called “A Morning as Twins” earned third place in the category. The competition among high school entries was fierce; seven schools participated with a total of 25 videos entered.

Anthony Milio, a 2009 RCC graduate, won first place in the alumni category with “Renegade,” a documentary about professional cross-country bicycle rider Thomas Turner. Second place went to Joey Katz ’11 for a promotional video, “Right to Win - Coming Home,” while Tyler Silver ‘12 earned third place with a promotional video entitled “Personal Cloud.”

All three alumni winners are now professionals working in the video production business. They all returned to the RCC campus to serve as celebrity presenters for this 10th anniversary of the Video Festival.

To see all of the entries in this year’s Video Festival, go to
For more information, contact Janice Goldstein,

RCC offers an associate’s degree in Communication Media Arts and many students also learn real-world videography and production skills interning for RCC’s Multi-Media Production Center and RCC-TV. Those students earn credits and gain valuable real-world experience in video and television production. The Multi-Media Production Center has won a number of honors from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, the Videographer Awards and other organizations.

Learn about the Multi-Media Production Center at RCC
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