Congratulations to the 2018 StudioFest Winners, Matthew Sorvillo (Writer) and Anna Mikami (Director)!


StudioFest is incredibly proud to announce its inaugural winners, Anna Mikami and Matthew Sorvillo. From here, we begin the journey of creating their debut feature film. We wish a heartfelt thank you to all of our finalists. We look forward to joining them along their careers and can’t wait to see what amazing things they do. They are now apart of the StudioFest community, a collection of genuine and passionate talent unlike any other.


Your first feature starts here...

What is StudioFest?

StudioFest is a first-of-its-kind film festival, offering the winners a chance to make their debut feature film, backed and supported by experienced industry professionals.

If you're an aspiring filmmaker/director or screenwriter, who's ready to make a micro-budget feature, then StudioFest is for you.

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Schedule of Events

Sept. 21-23

The event will take place over three days in September 2018 at The Graham and Co. Hotel in the Catskill Mountains of Phoenicia.

Friday night: Welcome party.

Saturday night: Top five short film screening and script excerpt reading.

Sunday: Winners announcement and the journey to their first feature begins.

During the day we will explore the local area, eat ice cream, bike ride, or hike to the Catskill Waterfalls of the Hudson Valley all while getting to know our selected filmmakers.

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Rooms and board included for finalists.

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