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NCCC Film & Animation Festival

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The NCCC Digital Media Department and Animation Department are proud to co-host our very own 2017 NCCC Film & Animation Festival--open to all ages and all levels of expertise! Finalists will be notified May 1st. The Screenings and Award Ceremony will take place on May 6th at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132. Support local art, share your best works and join in on the fun—hope to see you there!

$200 cash for 1st Prize winners in each category: documentary, comedy, drama, music video, experimental, animation, horror and best high school student video.

Time: 11:30am – 4:15pm


11:30  Doors Open / Registration Table Opens (F Lobby) 

12:00 – 4:00  Film Screenings: (F-148, F-149, F-150, F151)

1:00 – 1:45   Animation Keynote Speaker: Signe Baumane (Auditorium) 

2:00 – 2:45   Filmmakers Forum Panel Discussion (Auditorium) 

3:00 – 3:45   Film Keynote Speaker: Greg Lamberson (Auditorium) 

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 4:00pm.

Submissions will be accepted starting March 1st. The deadline to submit is april 23rd.

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Keynote Speakers

Greg Lamberson

Film Keynote Speaker, Greg Lamberson

3:00 – 3:45 Film Keynote Speaker: Greg Lamberson (Auditorium)

A lifelong resident of New York State, Greg is an award-winning author and filmmaker with 15 books to his credit.  Best known for his NYC cult horror film Slime City, and for the recent horror comedy, Killer Rack, Greg has directed seven feature films and produced four others, and has worked as a production manager, first assistant director and key P.A. on other films.


Signe Baumane

Animation Keynote Speaker, Signe Baumane

1:00 – 1:45 Animation Keynote Speaker: Signe Baumane (Auditorium)

Independent filmmaker and artist, Signe writes, directs, designs, and animates her films. Signe has written, directed and animated 15 shorts and one feature film. Collectively, they’ve been
accepted in over 300 film festivals around the world and received many awards.

2016 Winners

Animation - Devon Gildner
Drama - Mackenzie Wright 
Experimental - Jacob Panzer 
Comedy - Rod Durick
Music Video - Billy Fortier
Documentary - Ryan Wojewoda
Best High School Student Video - Jacob Panzer

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