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Rough Cut

Created in 2010, Rough Cut takes place each spring and welcomes the participation of schools throughout New York City and beyond.

Rough Cut - the Lycée's Short Film Festival

Last year, our festival received submissions from students of the Lycée International de Boston, and the Crotona International High School in the Bronx. As usual, 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!

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  • Winners of the previous editions

    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

2018 Competition

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  • Submissions due: Coming soon!

    The date for 2018 has not yet been announced. For information about the competition, please contact Eric Samulski,
    • Send in hard copies of your films to Mr. Eric Samulski, 505 East 75th street, New York, NY 10021
    • Send digital copies to

Download Rules of the Rough Cut Festival