Rochester Teen Film Festival

SAVE THE DATE! 

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council and the Little Theatre are proud to sponsor the Rochester Teen Film Festival, a collaborative, juried media competition for youth (13-18 years old) in the Rochester region.

A Best of Fest: 2011-2019 showcase is set for Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m

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Details of films shown

GUIDELINES FOR THE FILM SUBMISSIONS

  • Films and videos are created by high school teens
  • All genres are welcome
  • Videos must be appropriate for school-based audiences
  • Videos cannot exceed 10 minutes

The purpose of the festival is to honor the work of urban, suburban and rural teen filmmakers and give young people an authentic opportunity to participate in a real film festival. All submissions are judged by a jury and finalists have been elected to have their films shown at the Little Theatre.

This year, young filmmakers will again have a chance to earn the Philip Seymour Hoffman Award, which honors the life and legacy of the late Academy Award-winning actor and Fairport, N.Y. native. The annual award is given to the teen whose film is chosen by the judges as “Best of Fest” and was established in association with the Hoffman family.

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council and the Little Theatre are proud to announce and invite entries for the Rochester Teen Film Festival, a collaborative, juried media competition for youth in the Rochester region.  

ENTRIES DUE: TBD

GUIDELINES:

  • Films and videos must be created by high school teens (13-18 years old)
  • All genres are welcome
  • Videos must be appropriate for school-based audiences
  • Videos cannot exceed 10 minutes
  • Entries for 2020 are now closed

Past Finalists

2020 Best of Fest 2011-2019

2019 Festival Video Playlist

2018 Festival Video Playlist

2017 Festival Video Playlist

2016 Festival Video Playlist

2015 Festival Video Playlist

2014 Festival Video Playlist

2013 Festival Video Playlist

2012 Festival Video Playlist

2011 Festival Video Playlist