Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival

EVENT UPDATE: In light of the changing situation with the COVID-19 public health challenge, we will be postponing The Art Effect’s Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival. The festival has been rescheduled for May 29, 2020 and we look forward to celebrating this amazing showcase with you then.

Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival is premiering this year, but the festival is not new by any means. For 7+ years Reel Expressions International Film Festival and Exposure Photography competition have been taking place in the city of Poughkeepsie and this year they are coming together to become a united festival.

2020’s Reel Exposure features the work of emerging photographers and filmmakers from around the world, including some from right here in the Hudson Valley and Poughkeepsie! The festival highlights youth creativity and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media-makers.

There will be an exhibition of the selected photographic works with light refreshments and a screening of the film showcase, followed by an awards presentation announcing the winners of this year’s competition.

Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photo Festival
April 4, 2020 May 29, 2020
@ The Bardavon 1869 Opera House

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Get your tickets today! Free admission for youth under 21, and a $10 suggested donation for adult tickets that goes to supporting The Art Effect’s programming. You can reserve tickets online or by calling 845.471.7477. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

Local businesses support Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival by purchasing ads in our event program. Help inspire local filmmakers and photographers, while getting word out about your business to over 400 festival attendees. Call 845.471.7477 or email for more information.

Reel Exposure is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson and support from the Dyson Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Vassar Brothers Institute Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

COVID-19 Statement
Current Status: Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival has been rescheduled for May 29, 2020.

The Art Effect is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in New York and will continue to implement health and safety measures to protect our program participants and their families. We thank you for your continued support and we will keep everyone apprised of any major updates or changes to our programming and events that may occur as a result of COVID-19.