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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.

2021 Serling Film Fest Goes Virtual to Celebrate Students

RSVP now for the 2021 Rod Serling Film Festival! This free event will be held virtually on Thursday, October 14th at 7pm ET. Registration is required. 
Thank you to every student who entered work into the Rod Serling Film Festival and congratulations to the following student filmmakers who are being honored in 2021. Learn more about the 2022 contest here.
Categorical Honors

Best Abstract/Experimental
When Rain Falls’ by Myanoe Aung
Albany High School

Best Cinematography
Be Aware’ by Myanoe Aung
Albany High School

Best Computer Animation
A Vivid Dream’ by Jackson Ames
Greater Southern Tier BOCES/Wildwood Education Center 

Best K-5
Cargo of Doom’ by Charlie Spielberg
PS 38 The Pacific School

Best Stop Motion Animation
Tidal Wave’ by Shelby Thompson
Greater Southern Tier BOCES/Wildwood Education Center

Best Fiction/Story
Call Me at 8’ by Julia Guest
Cortland Junior/Senior High School

Best Social Commentary
Everything is Normal’ by Julia Guest
Cortland Junior/Senior High School

Special Honors
Honorable Mention
Anomalies’ by Genevieve Brown
Richard T. Stank Middle School

Spirit of Serling Award
Death’s Gambit’ by Jett Casterline
Greater Southern Tier BOCES/Wildwood Education Center

Best in Show
The Chef’ by Jackson McCauley
Maine-Endwell High School

Thank you to Christina Kunzman, Mallory Little, Andrew Polak, Anne Serling & Doug Sutton, and the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation.

This Festival is part of WSKG's Youth Voices initiative and is supported in part by Darryl Wood and Toby Wollin and the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.