Calling all teenage filmmakers! Come see your movie, short film or video on the big screen! We are partnering with the beautiful Movie Tavern Exton to host the 2023 SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase! Event attendees will walk a red carpet and join fellow teens in a 150 seat arena to watch some great cinema! Take part in a Q & A with industry professionals, film school faculty and more! If you are thinking of applying to film school – come rub elbows with the decision makers! Submissions from high school film clubs will also be considered. The Showcase is a three night event, beginning with the in-person Showcase followed by two night's of live streaming the local and international film selections!
Monday, August 7, 2023:
5:00pm - Limo ride to the front door and red carpet photography
6pm to 7:30pm - Screening of selected films
7:30pm to 7:45pm - Voting for Fan Favorite Award via Social Media App
8:00pm - Award Ceremony
8:00pm - Social Mixer with light refreshments
Email Jason Lang at email@example.com for full submission details.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (Live Streaming national/local edition)*:
5:30pm - Filmmakers Social Mixer via Zoom
6pm to 8:30pm - Screening of selected films (Selected films will be from Pennsylvania as well as across the country)
*The Live Streaming national/local edition will be an opportunity for friends, families and movie industry professionals to see YOUR film no matter where they are! All selected filmmakers will get one free virtual ticket, with additional general public tickets available for purchase.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (Virtual Live Streaming International Edition):
5:30pm - Filmmakers Social Mixer via Zoom
6pm to 8:30pm - Screening of selected films (Selected films will be international/national)
*The Virtual Live Streaming International Edition will be an opportunity for friends, families and movie industry professionals to see YOUR film no matter where they are! All selected filmmakers will get one free virtual ticket, with additional general public tickets available for purchase.
Email Jason Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org with submission questions.
All photos courtesy of The Photography Workshop
Only local Official Selections are eligible for the following awards:
All local Official Selections will receive a framed certificate. Award winners listed above will also receive an inscribed award.
For local Official Selections only.
Film Submission Notes:
Film Director can be no older than 21.
*Submitted films must comply with all applicable international, CDC and state level COVID-19 regulations and recommendations at the time of the film production.
Film lengths of one – twelve minutes* exceptional films of longer duration considered.
Entries must have been made in 2021 or more recent; Filmmaker can be older than 19, but work must have been done while a teenager.
List city/state if submitting from within the United States.
While submissions will not receive an official screening rating, we are looking for films that would traditionally receive MPAA ratings of G through PG-13. Please contact Jason with questions about your film's content if you are unsure if you meet this requirement.
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We will be showing the films digitally, so please have a digital file ready for download if your film is selected.
For international submissions, only films including English subtitles will be considered.
Screenplay Submission Notes:
Criteria adapted from FilmPipeline
Any genre accepted, including non-narrative or experimental shorts.
The submission must be intended as a short film ranging from roughly 2 to 15 pages in length.
Script must be unproduced at the time of entry. Produced films are allowed only in the Short Film Competition.
Only completed scripts are allowed.
Cover page should include the title only.
No limit on number of entries.
All rights to the material remain with the entrant.
The SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase Planning Committee