The Art Effect's annual Reel Exposure Teen Film and Photography Festival in Poughkeepsie, NY is open for submissions! The festival features photography and youth-produced short films – narratives, animation, experimental and documentary – created by talented young artists from across the world.

Reel Exposure brings together a diverse representation of youth-produced films and photography, from both newcomers to the craft, as well as established young artists. The selected films are screened in a showcase and the selected photography is hung as an exhibition.

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.

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

$500 Film Grand Prize, trophies for 1st Place Grand Prize, Second Place, and Third Place. Photography prizes include scholarships to pre-college arts programs over the summer, The Art Effect scholarships to our programs, and cash prizes ranging from $400-$40 dollars.

Photo Terms:
-3 to 5 photos may be submitted by an applicant-submit it correct amount category,
-If you submit more than the set number of photos on your chosen category you will be disqualified.
-All work must be completely the work of the applicant — no borrowed work, even in part, will be accepted.
-Applicant must be a youth (ages 13-19)

Film Terms:
-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