One of the most acclaimed undergraduate documentary programs in the US

Rowan documentary productions have won over 100 local, regional, and national awards since 1990.
Rowan students have won many of the top awards year after year, beating out graduate students and even industry professionals for these honors. RTF students continue to exhibit their award-winning documentaries and TV programs in a variety of venues around the world. Some of the more notable awards are highlighted below.

CINE National Awards
2010 Golden Eagle Award – Empty Room
2008 Golden Eagle Award – Rink of Fire
2008 Golden Eagle Award – Burning Out
2007 Best in Competition – Broken Glass
2007 Golden Eagle Award – Broken Glass
2007 Golden Eagle Award – Tonal Colors
2006 Golden Eagle Award – Heroin: Dose of Reality
2006 Golden Eagle Award – Finding the Light
2004 Golden Eagle Award – Fatal Mistakes
2003 Golden Eagle Award – Ecstasy and Electronica

Student EMMY Award
1990 Winner- What Jeannie Didn’t Know

American Women in Radio & Television
2008 Gracie Allen Award – It’s Not OK!
2007 Gracie Allen Award – Broken Glass
2006 Best Director – Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2004 Gracie Allen Award – Fatal Mistakes

Dore Schary Awards
1999 Second Place – Hidden Heroes
1990 Finalist – What Jeannie Didn’t Know

Garden State Film Festival
2017 Best Student Doc — Hope Restored
2016 Selection — A Home For Recovery

Broadcast Education Association
2014 Hon. Mention – Slutwalk: A Day in Her Heels
2013 3rd Place (Music Video) – Science is a Man
2009 3rd Place – Movement X
2007 Award of Excellence – Broken Glass
2006 Award of Excellence – Heroin: Dose of Reality

CBI Awards
2017 First Place – The New Blackness
2017 Third Place – Concrete Canvas
2016 Third Place – Heart of a Hero
2009 First Place – Generation Rx
2009 First Place (Special) – Life Behind Beards
2004 First Place – Dancing with Darkness
2003 First Place – Ecstasy and Electronica

Atlantic City Cinefest
2017 Best Student Doc — Hope Restored
2015 Best Director – After Tragedy
2010 Best Short Doc – Shake, Rattle, and Roll
2010 Best Documentary – Bucketflush
2009 Honorary Award – Empty Room
2009 Honorary Award – Life Behind Beards

The Communicator – Crystal Awards
2004 Award of Excellence – Fatal Mistakes
2003 Award of Excellence – Ecstasy and Electronica
2003 Honorable Mention – Breaking the Silence
2001 Award of Distinction – Underground Railroad
2000 Hon. Mention – Pioneering Profiles
2000 Award of Excellence – Wasted Youth
1999 Award of Distinction – Hidden Heroes

Society of Professional Journalists
2008 National Finalist – It’s Not OK!
2008 First Place Region I – It’s Not OK!
2006 First Place – Heroin: A Dose of Reality
2004 Second Place – Eastern State Prison
2004 Second Place Region I – Eastern State Prison
2001 First Place Region I – Pioneering Profiles
2000 Third Place Region I – Wasted Youth
2000 First Place Region I – Not Without a Past

Multiple Award Winners from:
Atlantic City Film Festival
Delaware Valley Film Festival
Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival
Garden State Film Festival
National Broadcasting Society
New Jersey Film Festival at Cape May
New Jersey Young Film and Video Makers
Reality Bytes Film Festival
Telly Awards
Independent Images: POV (WHYY/PBS)

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