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Reel Exposure International Teen
Film and Photography Festival

Reel Exposure Film & Photo Festival features photography and youth-produced short films – animations, documentaries, dramas, horror, and comedies – created by talented young artists from across the world.

Reel Exposure encompasses all of The Art Effect’s goals: to encourage youth creativity, to invigorate our local community through the arts, and to showcase the incredible work done by this next generation of media-makers.

Join us on April 22, 2021 at 7pm for a virtual artist talk with young filmmakers and photographers from around the world!


Photography Exhibition — Now Through May 13
Trolley Barn Gallery | 489 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY
Wednesday – Friday 2–5pm, Saturday 12–4pm
Can’t come in person? Check out the virtual gallery showcasing the jury-selected photography.Step into a virtual gallery exhibition. Select between Laptop/Desktop Computer or Mobile Device/Tablet for the preferred viewing experience.
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Reel Exposure 2021’s Photo Winners

  • Never Give Up — by Mary-Elizabeth Boatey  *First Place Winner – Photography*
  • Blame It on Me   — by Tanner Ashenfelter *Second Place – Photography*
  • I Love You  — by Amani Jamal *Third Place – Photography*
  • Floridian Green Anole — by Alexis Barr *Audience Choice Award – Photography*
Alexis Barr, Floridian Green Anole

Reel Exposure 2021’s Film Winners

  • Players — by Ava Bounds *First Place Winner – Film*
  • The Puppet — by Will Nordstrom *Second Place – Film*
  • A Blur— by Nicola Rios *Third Place – Film*
  • LIFELINE — by Noah Lipsitz *Audience Choice Award – Film*

Reel Exposure Film Showcase

A Side of Light — by Michelle Wu • The Puppet — by Will Nordstrom • Two Sides — by Rauliz Paez • Cross Currents — by Eli Berliner • Weighed Down — by Ciara Bullington • Perfect Structure — by Zofia Żarska

Players — by Ava Bounds • tub. — by Maya Koenig • A Brother’s Love— by Michael Rosario • TikTok: A Data Dilemma — by Alyssa Batcheler • A Blur— by Nicola Ríos • LIFELINE — by Noah Lipsitz

For more information about festival line up, artists, and more visit the event program.


Inspired by the amazing photographs and films young artists around the world are creating? Please consider donating to The Art Effect to help support the youth arts programming taking place in the Hudson Valley right now! Click here to donate today.


Special Thanks to: The Art Effect staff, teaching artists, Spark Studios students, Forge Media, youth crew & interns, Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center, Emmanuel Ofori, Art World Signs, Transcription Star & Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service at Taconic Resources for Independence for captioning and sign language interpreter services, and our Reel Exposure virtual hosts Mary Ellen Iatropoulos & Naajia Renee Villa.

Reel Exposure is supported in part by Vassar Brothers Institute Donor Advisor Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, monies received from the New York State Council on the arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Millman Harris Romano Foundation.

 This project is also made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.