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Unfortunately the 2020 Rockland Youth Film Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Rockland Youth Film Festival (RYFF) was created by the kids at Spring Valley Commons and the EELEF Homework Center as a way to showcase the wonderful films that are made by young people worldwide. The EELEF Homework Center, located in Spring Valley, NY, is a licensed 501c(3) nonprofit organization that is free of charge to all residents of the Spring Valley Commons. It offers kids in grades K-12 a homework help center that provides academic support and extended homework enrichment activities after school. After a few years of incorporating the art of film and production into our enrichment, we realized that we needed a way to showcase and share our films. At the same time, we learned there were other kids like us in our community and around the world, and so on one afternoon with our group at the table, the Rockland Youth Film Festival was born. At our festival, we feature the films of the winners of our various categories [horror, drama, PSA, suspense, international, documentary, comedy...etc] and present them with an award in front of their family and friends. Our film festival was created to encourage the youth of today to continue to follow their dreams and give them to the opportunity to broadcast their voice into the world and truly make an impact.