Fusion Finalists Spotlight: Rising Star

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By Editorial Co-Heads Rachel Lambert & Siena Richardson.

Many incredible artists will be featured in this year’s Fusion Film Festival screening and competition. We reached out to the finalists from all 12 categories to get to know more about who they are, what inspires them, and how they feel about being a part of Fusion.


Rose Loprinzo
Major in Film & Television – Tisch School of the Arts
Class of Spring 2019
Hometown: Kent Lakes, New York
Film: “Bonedigger”


How did you decide to become a writer/filmmaker/animator/etc.?

I decided to become a filmmaker about two years ago in my sophomore year of high school when I started watching a lot of YouTube. There were so many amazing filmmakers creating interesting content there that it inspired me to start making things of my own, and I loved it so much I decided to pursue it.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by my family, my friends, the work of my peers, and all the filmmakers and artists that I look up to and admire.

Why did you submit to Fusion?

I love Fusion and everything it stands for, and we heard about the Rising Star category in my animation class. I was very happy with the way my film came out, and it got such a positive reaction from my peers that I decided to submit it.

The screening of Fusion Film Festival finalists and the awards ceremony will take place at 6:30pm at Cantor Film Center on Saturday, March 5th.