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Festivals and Screenings

New Lens Film Festival

The Rutgers Filmmaking Center hosts the New Lens Film Festival every spring to promote work by BFA film students and others across Rutgers University.

2019 highlights:

2018 highlights:


Each year the Rutgers Filmmaking Center highlights BFA filmmaking student work at a showcase for each cohort. Juniors and sophomores screen their films in the fall semester while the first-year and transfer students and seniors screen their work in the spring. Films include documentary, fiction, and experimental work that students produced during the academic year.

Below are recent films that were showcased by BFA filmmaking students:

Last Thought by Christopher Rodriguez

Together by Ivanna Guerrero

Late Paradise by Robert Rackmil

Hiding Tonight by Ruby Ryan

27 Club by Samuel Spencer

Mommy by Vincent D’Alessandro

Visiting Filmmaker Series

The Rutgers Filmmaking Center presents a variety of documentary and narrative features, followed by Q&As with directors. Students participate in stimulating conversations with up-and-coming and established filmmakers at intimate screenings held on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus. Learn more about the Visiting Filmmaker Series and the artists who have participated.