Reel Expressions

In its seventh year, the Reel Expressions International Film Festival features the work of emerging filmmakers – narrative, animation, experimental and documentary – from the Hudson Valley and around the world! This film festival highlights youth creativity, features a teen perspective on many important issues, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media-makers.

media activities • light refreshments • door prizes • giveaways

Attending the 7th Annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival:
Join us Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Film Showcase begins at 5:30 pm.

Over 21? Get tickets here!
Under 21? Get your tickets here!

The 2019 Reel Expressions International Film Festival Showcase:

The Edge
Nancy Coates – Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

Day 54
Thomas Bullen – Canada (Filmed in Doha, Qatar)

Dear America
Molly E. Smith, Sage Croft – Montverde, FL, United States

Due Process
Gabriel P Braden – Wyandotte, MI, United States

I’m Human Too
Jonathan Landeros – Salt Lake City, UT, United States

The Island of Music
Lily Annenberg – Los Angeles, CA, United States

Lock Down
Emma McCabe, Matthew Simone-Hamilton – Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

Amelia Maxham, Libby Slaughter, Ben Clark, Summers Worthington, Johnny Krosby-Groner, Jhael J. Rasheed, Victoria Stiefvater, Conrad Heins, Nicholas Tennery, Jago Gould – Charlottesville, VA, United States

My Name is Malik
Maddie Nagler, Calia Christie, Victor Bui – Brookline, MA, United States

No Match
Zoe Cohen, Alex Flam, Emma Kaufman, Amelia Milstein, Elesia Cooper, Piper Carter – Charlottesville, VA, United States

Cade Langsdon – Salt Lake City, UT, United States

The South Korean Race
Anne Lee, Abigail Oh – Republic of Korea

The stone, the peak and the brick
Students of CINEMA KIDS – Madrid, Spain

things we do when we’re alone (because we are real without you)
Tessa Hill – Toronto, Canada

This year’s event includes an Interactive Opening Reception before the start of the showcase, along with a Q&A panel with the young filmmakers after the showcase. Awards will be given for grand prize, along with first and second runner up.

The films shown are most suitable for ages 13 and older, as many contain topics and themes not suitable for a younger audience.

Want to be a Reel Expressions Sponsor?

If you would like to be a Reel Expressions sponsor or to promote your business by advertising in our Event Program, please visit our Reel Expressions Program Ad page or call David Wong, Community Relations Associate at  845.471.7477, or e-mail