About the Film:
THE BAG – by Nick Baum
Philip Seymour Hoffman Best of the Festival Award
INGRESS – by Kolten Exton
The Alex Ketchek Award for Best Animated Film
FEET – by Jacob French
HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – by Ashley Kramer
WHEN YOUR CRAZY PARENTS SEE YOUR MESSY ROOM – by Biangel Rivera
Most Provocative Film
DESOLATION – by Jack Mooney & Jake Petrone
ADAM – by Alyce Rogers
LONG WAY HOME – by Pyar Mo
ENRAGED – by Jake Jasie
Best Social Commentary
CITY SONG – by Ruth Wagner
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.
Additional awards: The Alex Ketchek Award for best animated film, best director, best memoir, most provocative film, best screenplay, best editing, best documentary, best social commentary, and best cinematography.
2017 Festival Video Playlist
Supported provided by: M&T