15February 2018

Calling all Teen Filmmakers

Calling all Teen Filmmakers: Reel Expressions Call for Entries is Open!

The Art Effect is currently accepting entries of short films of all genres made by teens (ages 13-19) for the 2018 Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival, to be held on June 15, 2018 at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. The grand prize winner will receive an award and a cash prize of $500; awards will also be given for second runner-up and first runner-up.

Don’t miss out! This year’s submission deadline is Sunday, April 15 at 5 pm.

Requirements for Entry:

  • Films must be submitted electronically to All submitted films must meet the following guidelines:
  • Film must be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Film must be acceptable for a PG 13 Audience.
  • Filmmakers need to be 13 to 19 years of age at the time of production to enter.
  • Adults can be used as actors, but should not be involved in film production.

Need inspiration? Check out the link to last year’s trailer.

The final showcase will be decided by an external panel of judges comprised of experts in the field of media, production, and/or visual art. These decisions will be announced via email by May 15, 2018. Winners will not be announced prior to opening night. Filmmakers are welcome to invite friends and family to the screening.

BY mslspark