Gillespie Forum Presents


2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition

The Submission Deadline is Monday May 5th
Screening of Finalists at Upstate Films Sunday May 18th @ 1:00
Announcement of the Winners and Reception at 3:00
at the Morton Library in Rhinecliff

The 2014 Eli Jaffe Film Competition Winners:

Get Mad Rock the Vote

By Allen Roberts


Is Anybody Listening

By Greg Jacob


Beyond the Fog

By Paige HyeSoo Choi

Casey Silvestri


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.

Students should submit digital project files to using Dropbox or Pogoplug. Projects may also be submitted on DVD or flashdrives to Eli Jaffe Film Competition, PO Box 337, Tivoli, NY 12583. Students may send DVD screeners or email links for judging, but students must also send the digital files for inclusion in the screening at Upstate Films. For more information, please contact Competition Director, Megan Sperry.