Calling all teenage filmmakers! 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 2021 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 9, 2021 (Opening Night):
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 jlang@eastgoshen.org for full submission details.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (Live Streaming national/local edition)*:
5:00pm - 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 11, 2021 (Virtual Live Streaming International Edition):
5:00pm - 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 jlang@eastgoshen.org for full submission details.

All photos courtesy of The Photography Workshop
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Best Picture (local and international)
Fan Favorite
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography (local and international)
Most Resourceful Filmmaker*
Best Actor
Best Actress

*Film making has been tough during the coronavirus pandemic. How were you resourceful during your film production? Be specific and tell us your story! Email your story to Festival Director Jason Lang at jlang@eastgoshen.org to become eligible for the award.

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

Film Submission Notes:

*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 – ten minutes* exceptional films of longer duration considered.

Entries must have been made in 2019 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.

After submitting, post on Twitter "I just submitted (name of film) to @se_showcase via @FilmFreeway #filmmaking #teenfilmmakers

After submitting, post on Instagram "I just submitted (name of film) to @sepateenfilmshowcase via @FilmFreeway #filmmaking #teenfilmmakers

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.

Rules
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

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  • gaurangi vyas

    amazing festival! great communication, awesome films.

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Gaurangi! See you next year!

  • Tara Koup

    We're so lucky to have this festival. It's an amazing showcase of young talent. East Goshen Township and its supporters work tirelessly to host a wonderful event for teens each year. Thank you!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Tara Koup!

  • thank you so much looking forward to next year

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Absolutely! See you next year!

  • Grandin Theatre Film Lab

    Really pleased with our experience. Felt the coordinators strove to make an engaging event online for the student filmmakers involved. Would recommend.

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Glad you had fun!

  • Madison Traub

    One of the most amazing festivals I've had the pleasure of being a part of. Jason and the other festival planners did a great job of setting up the zoom calls with industry professionals as well as a personal interview with me to talk about my film. Even though the festival would've been even better in person, I was so glad to have met so many amazing youth and adult filmmakers over zoom and it was an honor to have my film, "ISOLATED", screened at the festival. Truly an unforgettable experience and a wonderful opportunity.

    August 2020