Teen Film Festival

ROCHESTER TEEN FILM FESTIVAL

Film Entries Due: Monday, June 21, 2021
Screening and awards: Thursday, August 5, 2021

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. Time, location, and more details to come!

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

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

Film Entries Due: June 21, 2021

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.

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

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