The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 2pm, in Studio A at Access TV in the main library downtown in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Call 260.421.1250 for more information.

Local Category participants in this Festival must reside in Allen County, in Indiana. Participants must be between the ages of 12-19.

The Allen County Public Library Teen Department and Access Fort Wayne
present the 2023 Teen Film Contest. It's a wonderful opportunity
for young filmmakers to show their work.

Local Categories: 18 second short, Comedy, Drama, and Documentary. These categories are separated into two main divisions Middle School and High School.

One Winner and One Runner Up will be announced for each category.

World Categories: 18 second short, Comedy, Drama, and Documentary.

Local Winners will take home a gift card!

The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 3rd at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Local Winners will take home a gift card!

All entries should be no longer than 10 minutes. Each entry should be uploaded to YouTube and the url submitted to FilmFreeway.

Open submissions for the 2023 ACPL Teen Film Festival will begin on September 30th, 2022. This Festival is open to World participants. Prizes will be given to participants from Allen County in Indiana, grades 6-12. A panel of independent judges will review all entries to the competition.

Winners will be selected based on technical excellence and creativity. There will be two finalists for each category.

Overall Rating
  • Álex Mene

    Fantastic film festival. A great experience.

    June 2023
  • Thank you for selecting my film

    June 2023
  • Thank you for your feedback about "Adult" and "My Day in Kyiv in Summer 2022" and for your support of Ukraine!

    June 2023
  • Asher Anantham

    Thank you for choosing my documentary! Great festival!

    June 2023
  • George A. Johnson

    What a great experience! This staff is clearly dedicated to their community, the arts, and youth! Very friendly environment with encouraging, supporting team. If you are a teen looking for a great festival to enter your film into, look no further than the ACPL Teen Film Festival!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you George -- so great to have a Director as accomplished as you are associated with our film festival!