It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ralph R. Clemente, the founder of Valencia College’s renown film program, a Film Florida Legend and beloved mentor and friend to hundreds in our industry.

Ralph was an inspirational and passionate educator and filmmaker, instrumental in the careers of many in the Florida film community, and an even better man to those that knew him well.  His enthusiastic support of his students well into their careers, and his gracious willingness to give generously of his time and talent to virtually all that needed him leaves a legacy of heartfelt respect and admiration from students, friends and colleagues alike. He is already missed immensely.

You can read more about Ralph’s storied career HERE. As soon as we have details of any services, we will post them on the Film Florida Facebook and Twitter pages. Please keep Ralph’s friends, family and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.