VISIONThis Festival is held in of honor Rod Serling and his work, which has had a lasting influence on the television industry and media creation. The Festival seeks to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.BIOGRAPHYRod Serling (1925-1975) is an American icon. An Emmy-award winning writer and producer, he was best known for his role as creator and host of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. His innovative work, infused with a sense of moral responsibility and artistic integrity, maintains a cult status. A native of Binghamton, NY, Serling spent his final years as a professor at Ithaca College.HISTORYThe Rod Serling Video Festival launched in 1995 and has welcomed hundreds of entries throughout the years. In 2014, Larry Kassan retired as Festival Founder & Director. WSKG Public Media assumed coordination responsibilities and the project was renamed.VISITThe Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled information about Rod Serling including a walking tour that retraces his steps in his hometown of Binghamton, NY.The Festival is held in partnership with Binghamton City School District’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, Broome County Forum Theatre, New York State Media Arts Teachers Association and the Serling family._______________________________________________________2017 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS2016 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS2015 ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS2014 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS2013 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERS2012 ROD SERLING VIDEO FESTIVAL WINNERSSpecial thanks to Anne Serling & Doug Sutton, Larry Kassan & the Binghamton City School District, Leslie Campbell, and the Judging Committee.
2022 Rod Serling Film Festival Accepting Entries
The 2022 Rod Serling Film Festival is open! WSKG is accepting submissions from K-12 students through May 27, 2022. Entrants must use the online submission form.
The Festival is held in honor of Rod Serling and his work, which has had a lasting influence on the television industry and media creation. The Festival seeks to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
Be sure to visit the main Festival page to learn more and to view winning films from previous years!
Judging Rubric | Grades 6-12
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