Winners in the Spotlight at RCC-TV Video Festival

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

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

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.

Anthony Milio, a 2009 RCC graduate, won the alumni category. He poses with his mother Giuseppina Milio, RCC-TV Video Festival director Janice Goldstein, and fiancée Natalie Quinones.

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.

RCC alumni now working in the video production industry served as celebrity presenters at the RCC-TV Video Festival. From left: Tyler Silver ’12, RCC-TV Video Festival director Janice Goldstein, Anthony Milio ’09, Corey Machado ’09 and Joey Katz ’11.

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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGPUMhE2fbXavj4vc_Mb7TQ