Rough Cut

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5pm

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  • Rough Cut - the Lycée's Short Film Festival

Created in 2010, Rough Cut takes place each year and welcomes the participation of schools throughout New York City and beyond.
Congratulations to this year's student filmmakers! The competition was fierce, but three short films emerged victorious:

Best Narrative Film and the Audience Award: "Soaring" by Pier Paolo Piccoli (Lycée Français)

Best Experimental Film: "Song of a Lonely Bird" by Jiaqi Liu (Staten Island Academy)
Best Documentary Film and the Jury Prize: "The Revolution is at Hunter College" by Mathilde Malpartida Durroux, Gabriel Husain and Jaques Chrysostomou (Lycée Français)

Thank you to friends and classmates who came to support our cinematic work.


Song of a Lonely Bird

Hunter College

2019 President of the Jury: Alexis Lloyd

Alexis Lloyd is a feature film writer, producer, director and former CEO of London-based film studios Guild Entertainment and Pathé UK.
Students are free to create films on any school appropriate subject; the only requirement is that the films are less than ten minutes long.

A jury of faculty, students and film professionals give out four awards: Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, and Best Experimental Short. The audience also votes for its favorite movie!

For information about the competition, please contact Eric Samulski, esamulski@lfny.org.
  • Send in hard copies of your films to Mr. Eric Samulski, 505 East 75th street, New York, NY 10021
  • Send digital copies to esamulski@lfny.org

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  • Winners of the previous editions

    2017: Evariste Gindrey, Lycée Français de New York, "Loop"
    2016: Milo Sobral, FASNY, for “Sleepless
    2015: Sarah Maouchi, Zoé Lacau & Noémie Wendelbo
    2014: Theo Le Sourd & Pierre Hirschler for “Apartment 42H
    2013: Theo Le Sourd & Pierre Hirschler for “Food Doodle
    2012: Xavier Ferland-Brissette
    2011: Terry Noiran

Download Rules of the Rough Cut Festival