Submit Your Film to the 2021 Rochester Teen Film Festival

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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 Entires Due: June 21, 2021
Submit here >> Please submit your film using our online entry form

Support Resources here

The Rochestser Teen Film Festival and showcase event is made possible with support from: Full Mea5ure

View past festivals here, and the 2020 Best Of presentation here.