The Art Effect's (formerly Spark Media Project + Mill Street Loft) annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival in Poughkeepsie, NY is open for submissions! Grand prize winner receives $500; the two runners up receive a trophy and recognition.

The festival features youth-produced short films – narratives, animation, experimental and documentary – created by talented young filmmakers from across the world. Reel Expressions brings together a diverse representation of youth-produced films, from both newcomers to the craft, as well as established young artists.

Reel Expressions 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.

Hosted at the Bardavon Theater: 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

$500 Grand Prize, trophies for Grand Prize, First Runner Up, and Second Runner up.

-Must be produced youth-produced (ages 13-19 at the time of production).
-Any Genre of short film Under 10 Minutes in Length.
-Must be appropriate for a teen (PG-13) audience.
-Must be produced within the previous 18 months to the submission deadline.

Overall Rating
  • Will Nordstrom

    Thank you for selecting In The Trees for 2nd Place!
    I appreciate it and I am really glad that you liked my film.

    September 2018