2017 Rochester Teen Film Festival

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2017 Rochester Teen Film Festival

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening




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About the Film:

Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2017 Rochester Teen Film Festival.

The Rochester Teen Film Festival is an annual celebration of youth filmmakers brought to you by the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, and the Little Theatre. The festival is Wednesday, August 9, at 5:30pm, where nine finalists’ films will be shown on the main screen at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester) in downtown Rochester with an awards ceremony following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Along with The Philip Seymour Hoffman Award is the Alex Ketchek Award for Best Animated Film is in memory of Alex Ketchek, a 2010 Rochester Teen Film Festival finalist who tragically passed away in 2013.

The Rochester Teen Film Festival is a partnership between WXXI and The Little Theatre.

The Lineup:
THE SNACK LIST - Alyce Rogers
GRAM - Jack Mooney
EAST OF HERCULES - Hudson Williams
CHAPMAN - Riley Braun
THE KITCHEN, PITTSFORD, NY - Garrett A. Wilson and Caden J. Kacprzynski
DR. WALTER COOPER: Education and Black Lives Matter - Sarah Adams, Paulina Brooks, Zahara Staten, and Valencia Taylor
BAUHAUS - Olivia Vetter
BEAUTY IN MADNESS - Richard Dawson, Janet Lozano, & Sonjirose Chin