Marist in Lake Placid

2015 team at lake

The 2015 "Sleepless in Lake Placid" Team Marist with their award for Best Film.  Left to right, Niajja Sheard,
Kristin Casey, Marissa Aiuto, Kristen Faubion, and Peter Romano.

Since 2011, Marist College participates in "Sleepless in Lake Placid", a 24-hour filmmaking contest, which is part of the annual Lake Placid Film Forum

In this competition, teams from several colleges and universities are given twenty-four hours to write, produce, and edit a film. The teams cast their films from a common pool of actors and must include certain pre-defined elements into their stories.  These elements change from year to year, and might include lines of dialogue and/or visual icons of Lake Placid culture.

on the ice in Lake Placid

Marist first competed in the summer of 2011, when teams were required to incorporate the Lake Placid Olympic Center, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.  Team Marist produced Maybe Tomorrow about a figure skater who is reconciled with her estranged father.  The film won the Audience Choice Award.

 Marist in Lake Placid 2011 page

 at left, Team Marist shoots a scene in the Lake Placid Olympic Center                           _______________________________________________________________________

  photo palace theatre

2012 Team Marist shoots a scene in front of Lake Placid's Palace Theatre in which the main characters hatch a plot to commit a robbery.  Christian Rozakis took home the award for Best Actor.

 Marist in Lake Placid 2012 page




 Marist's entry in the 2013 "Sleepless in Lake Placid",2013 team Marist

Allure, won awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and

the Robin Pell Award for Best Film.


Marist in Lake Placid 2013 page



2015 team Marist

 In June of 2015 Team Marist had a very successful week in Lake Placid, winning the Robin and Anitra Pell Emerging Filmmaker Award for Best Film with Only Temporary


 Marist in Lake Placid 2015 page