Rochester Teen Film Festival
SAVE THE DATE: Rochester Teen Film Festival event will be held on Thursday, August 5th
WXXI Public Media 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. The screening and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021. More details to come.
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
WXXI Public Media 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.
Film Submissions Guidelines:
- Films and videos are created by high school teens (ages 13-18 years old)
- All genres are welcome
- Videos must be appropriate for school-based audiences
- Videos cannot exceed 10 minutes
Purpose: 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.
Awards & Judging: All submissions are judged by a jury and finalists have been elected to have their films shown at the Little Theatre. Young filmmakers will also 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.
Film Entries Due: June 21, 2021
- Copyright & Fair Use
- Interviewing: The Art of Asking Questions
- How to Properly Focus
- Been There, Lit That
- Get That B-Roll
- (Make Your Footage) Pop
- Mic Check 1,2
Royalty Free Music (free music available for independent filmmakers)
Sparking Ideas (from PBS American Portrait)
- "You Don't Know What it's Like to..."
- "My American Story Began When..."
- "I Stand For..."
- More story prompts
Strategies to Elevate Student Voice
The Rochestser Teen Film Festival and showcase event is made possible with support from:
Past Festival Finalists
Preview past films submitted to the Rochester Teen Film Festival:
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