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SWFF-11 received 209 film submissions from across the SUNY system. Five SUNY campuses held pre-screening events and scored all submitted films according to a shared rubric. Thank you to our pre-screeners! Broome County Community College, Mohawk Community College, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Stony Brook! SUNY Oswego, host campus for SWFF-11, collected and aggregated the scores from each campus. The top films that scored highest within each category were designated as "Official Selections." Note that films submitted by graduate students that ranked in the top 10 within their category will be considered for the Graduate Film Award, not the category awards. Graduate films are noted below in a separate listing.


[Creators] – Paranormatrix – Katie Brooks, Alfred State College

Chicken Sammich – Joel Gonzalez, Alfred State College

cry about it – Amani Jamal, SUNY Purchase

Earthworm Graveyard – Rebecca Baum, Alfred State College

Existential Stroll – James Ferrara, SUNY Old Westbury

Jane Goes to the Convenience Store- Lochlainn O'Connell, SUNY Fredonia

Just keep fishing – Tia Anderson, SUNY Fredonia

Playpen – Jorge Mendoza, Alfred State

The Plant – Chianne Smith, Alfred State College

Through the Eyes of a Child – Jill Kotwica, University of Buffalo


Artists of Western New York: Shasti O'Leary Soudant – Steven Clare, Buffalo State College

Aviation in Chemung County – Daniel Mustico, Alfred State College

Born To Fight – Paulina Jaskiewicz, Westchester Community College

Community – Jamie Simiele, SUNY Purchase

Kashgar Shops - Stories Behind Their Local Brands – Qihui Fan, SUNY Stony Brook

Liminal Worlds – Alex Wiers, Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Battle – Janna Guadalupe, SUNY New Paltz

The Process- Felice Koenig's "Now" Series – Scott Johnson, Buffalo State College

The Shape of Songs - Visualizing Song Structure – Jacob Yatsko, Alfred State College

Wide Open Dreams – Paulina Jaskiewicz, Westchester Community College


307.50 (F50.9) – Unspecified – Alexandra Purdy, SUNY Fredonia

Capturing Light – Theodore Brill, SUNY Oswego

Dissociation – Matthew Henze, SUNY Fredonia

Into The Light- Hudson Flynn, SUNY Purchase

Man – Rayne Polkowski, SUNY Oswego

Photograph – Hudson Flynn, SUNY Purchase

Put On A Happy Face – Alexandra Farrell, SUNY Oswego

Sink – Zagham Shah, SUNY Binghamton

Sound of Silence – Fred Midgley, SUNY Purchase

When Does A Man Die? – Samuel O'Donnell, SUNY Binghamton

narrative - comedy

A Tall Order – Jonathan Maxim, SUNY Purchase

Carpe Diem – Benjamin Anderson, SUNY Fredonia

Frame Fumble       - Alex Griffin, SUNY Oswego

Le Barber – Sam Mackintosh-Smith, SUNY Fredonia

Man Up – Brandon Fallat, SUNY Oswego

Mikhael's Wrath – Alexander Cass, SUNY Binghamton

On The Edge of Paradise – Steven Zaza, SUNY Purchase

The Human Taxidermy – Tyler Scott-Simpson, SUNY Purchase

Witchy Business, Nancy Pramanand, Fashion Institute of Technology

Wizard Interrogation – Jackson DiCarlo, SUNY Fredonia

narrative - drama

Between Two Worlds – Mattie Wallace, SUNY Oswego

Friendly – Tyler Scott-Simpson, SUNY Purchase

God Bless The Soft White Light That Shines Through Our Broken Windows- Moss Johnston, SUNY Purchase

Helvetica – Elijah Wheat-Dardano, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Here To Collect – Andrew Nimetz, SUNY Oswego

Most Wanted        - Carl Aldinger, SUNY Fredonia

Motions of Afterlife – Tiana Liggio, Fashion Institute of Technology

Mr. Sisyphus - Jedi Kang, University of Buffalo

Stages     - Chaeli Knapp-Wilson, SUNY Purchase

Vera La Vida – Nicolina Scibona, SUNY Brockport


Confrontation - Markez Ellis, Alfred State College

Professional Therapy – Maximillia Remmler, SUNY Stony Brook

She's Not From Here – Galen Foote, SUNY Stony Brook

A Silent Crisis – Ahmed Maham, University of Buffalo

The Girl in The Straw Hat – David Schultz, SUNY Stony Brook

Circle – Blake Barit, University of Buffalo

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