Rough Cut

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 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.


Song of a Lonely Bird

Hunter College

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!

The deadline to submit a movie is Monday, February 3, 2020.

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

Download Rules of the Rough Cut Festival

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

    • 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)
  • 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