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I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition

The 2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition Winners:


Waning Wolf

By Ryan D’Angelo-Sylvia

Juliana Hedeman

Victoria Ottomanelli

Sasha Ribowsky

Ian Todaro

The Gillespie Forum is excited to announce the appointment of Megan Sperry as Director of the 2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition. Megan is an artist, activist, educator and documentarian. Her documentary films, news articles, photographs, and multimedia installations all focus on social change.

The Eli Jaffe Film Competition is the first event sponsored by the Gillespie Forum to present student film and video projects that address public issues. The competition is open to undergraduate students at the six regional colleges: Vassar, Marist, Bard, Dutchess Community College, Mount Saint Mary College and The State University of New York at New Paltz. Both narrative and documentary projects will be considered. The competition will be juried by local filmmakers and film industry professionals.

A Hudson Valley Community Forum

The Gillespie Forum was founded in 1988. Its mission
is to inform and engage the community by presenting viewpoints, programs and speakers on significant issues. The Forum cooperates with local colleges to host events, lectures and film screenings on diverse topics ranging from the crisis in contemporary media to sustainability, from the Holocaust to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.