Created in 2010, Rough Cut takes place each year and welcomes the participation of schools throughout New York City and beyond.
Congratulations to the 2020 winners!
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.
Best Narrative Film: "Camden U" by Will Ruggai, Xavier HS (warning: mature content)
Best Documentary Film: "En Route" by Ahjani Jackson, LREI
Best Experimental Film: "Carpe Diem" by Zoe Silverman, Lycée
Jury Prize: Julien Zeitoun, Lycée ("Kettle" "Tissues" "Basketball Cornucopia" "An Afternoon in My Ears"
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