Senior Thesis Films

2017 Film Festival Winners

Kurtis Riley’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Fell Swoop’: Won Best In Show and Kurtis Riley Won Best Editing In Show With This Film

SPONSORED BY: BLACK MAGIC and SPONSORED BY: AVID

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Kyra Angione’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Awakening’: Won Second Place In Show

SPONSORED BY: B&H PHOTO VIDEO

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Tyler Ligay’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Double Jeopardy’: Won Third Best In Show

SPONSORED BY: G-TECHNOLOGY

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Patrick Hopkin’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Piccolo Vento’: Won Faculty Jury Award For Best Film

SPONSORED BY: HOFSTRA FILM

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Jack Finlayson’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Harold’: Received an Honorable Mention for Best Film By the Hofstra Film Department (Chosen by the Hofstra Film Department Professors)

SPONSORED BY: HOFSTRA FILM

Note: This film is an excerpt fo the full version.


Erica Sattler’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Grace’: Won Faculty Jury Award for Best Film

SPONSORED BY: HOFSTRA FILM

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.

2016 Film Festival Winners

Scott Aharoni’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Bardo’: Won Best In Show as well as Best Editing and Producer of the Year For This Film

SPONSORED BY: AVID and MOVIE MAGIC SCHEDULING AND BUDGETING

He also received the Hofstra Golden Lion for Best In Show

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Zachary Maller’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Possessed By Love’: Won Second Best In Show and Won Best Screenplay For Short Film

SPONSORED BY: FINAL DRAFT

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Ryan Sarno’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Repentance’: Won Third Best In Show, along with Best Sound Design, Best Production Design, and Holly Fischer Won Best Cinematography for this film

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Patrick Shay’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Friend’: Received an Honorable Mention for Best Film By the Hofstra Film Department (Chosen by the Hofstra Film Department Professors)

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Sarah Wach’s Senior Thesis Film ‘The Quixotic: Slightly Befuddling Pursuit of the Golden Gnome’: Won The Roland Chen Award for Most Original Film.  Also Won Honorable Mention For Best Film.

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


William Meade’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Family Inc.’: Won the Faculty Jury Award for Best Film

SPONSORED BY: HOFSTRA FILM

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.


Joseph Dibble’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Christmas Dinner’: Received an Honorable Mention for Best Film By the Hofstra Film Department (Chosen by the Hofstra Film Department Professors)

Note: This film is an excerpt of the full version.

2015 Film Festival Winners

Rand Smith’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Between the Fires’: Won Best In Show

SPONSORED BY: DIGITAL BOLEX (Award: D16)


Alessandro Girolami’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Off The Rails’: Won Second Best In Show

SPONSORED BY: B&H PHOTO VIDEO


Joseph Rocco Plescia’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Slapdash Vendetta’: Won Second Best In Show and Joseph Rocco Plescia Won Producer of the Year and Best Screenplay For Short Film

SPONSORED BY: G-TECHNOLOGY, MOVIE MAGIC, and FINAL DRAFT


Matthew Mullen’s Senior Thesis Film ‘Gateway’: Won Best Editing and Best Sound Design

SPONSORED BY: AVID