Calling all teenage filmmakers in southeastern PA! Come see your movie, short film or video on the big screen! We are partnering with the beautiful, new, Movie Tavern Exton to host the 2020 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! Penn State and Kutztown University film department faculty will be hosting a Q & A as well! 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 includes:
5:00pm - Filmmakers Social Mixer, on air interviews with WCHE1520 Radio and a Question & Answer Session with University Film School faculty and industry professionals
6pm to 7:30pm - Screening of selected films
7:30pm to 7:45pm - Voting for Fan Favorite Award via Social Media App
8:00pm - Awards Announcements and conclusion of Showcase
Email Jason Lang at for full submission details.

Check out to see a recent Comcast Newsmakers interview about the 2020 Showcase!

Hear Jada Acevedo, 2019 Showcase Filmmaker, talk about her experience at

All photos courtesy of The Photography Workshop

Critic’s Choice
Fan Favorite
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Showcase Logo (submissions due November 15th)

All Official Selections will receive a framed certificate. Award winners listed above will also receive an inscribed plaque.

Film Submission Notes:
All movie genres accepted

Film lengths of one – ten minutes

Entries must have been made in 2018 or more recent; Filmmaker can be older than 19, but work must have been done while a teenager.

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.

We ask that at least one representative for a screened film be present for the Showcase on Monday, August 17th, 2020.

We will be showing the films digitally, so please have a digital file ready for download if your film is selected.

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.
Co-writers allowed.
PDF Format.
No limit on number of entries.
All rights to the material remain with the entrant.

Good Luck!
The SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase Planning Committee