2019 CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that the 2019 CUNY Film Festival, now in its eleventh year, will take place April 12, 13 and 14 at Macaulay.

The CUNY Film Festival is the largest and longest-running student-produced film festival of its kind. It was established in 2009 by a group of Macaulay Honors College students to provide a forum for the CUNY filmmaking community: celebrate the diversity of its artistic voices, highlight its creative contributions to filmmaking, and encourage professional connections. The festival as grown since its grassroots beginnings, attracting more entries and attendees than ever in 2019. Macaulay New Media and Digital Content Lab Director Robert Small provides oversight for the festival.

15 CUNY Film Festival awards will be presented, including the Frederator Animation Award, sponsored by the well-known animation studio. In addition, a special jury of students will convene to select the Students’ Choice Award. Also of note: the LGBTQ Image Award will honor the film that creates a strong positive image for the LGBTQ community.

Films will be screened on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, with prizes awarded to top filmmakers at a gala event Sunday, April 14. The awards event will include a panel discussion and will take place at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street. All CUNY Film Festival events are free and open to the public.

For more information and complete rules, please visit cunyff.org

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and New York City itself. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island).

Robert Small
Director, Macaulay New Media Lab

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