RVCC Student Wins Sony Film Festival Award

Raritan Valley Community College student Alexa Werrlein of Bridgewater received a first-place award in the college film category at Sony’s PROJECT FX Film Festival, held April 19 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

Werrlein, a student in RVCC’s Digital Media/Film Studies program, received the award for her short film, No Sleep. As part of her prize, she will have a paid internship at Sony Pictures Classic in New York City this fall. She is currently interning at Kennette Productions in Somerville.

The PROJECT FX competition featured three components: a web presence for the film (likes and shares on social media), the audience’s vote about the films that were screened at the festival, and the judges’ votes. Judges included esteemed writers, producers, and Sony Co-Founder/Co-President Tom Bernard.

Werrlein plans to graduate from RVCC in August and pursue a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Filmmaking this fall at Montclair State University.

Featured image caption: Raritan Valley Community College student Alexa Werrlein of Bridgewater, center, displays her first-place award from Sony’s PROJECT FX Film Festival with her parents, Eric and Stephanie Werrlein.

 

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