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.

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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 CoFounder/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.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.