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.

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 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.

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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  • 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
  • I had an amazing experience this year at the festival! I will definitely submit my next film here again!

    August 2020
  • Aravind Alwar

    I am thrilled that I got an opportunity to join a Filmmaking Club this year!I've been wanting to do this for 3 years(2017-)!

    Though this year's celebration unfortunately went virtual,I am satisfied that the advisors made the experience like the in-person Movie Tavern.I'm also very satisfied that I received my Hollywood Star!The zoom calls were also very interesting and I loved to hear that we have some things in common!On the movie night,I was surprised when my film made its on the screenplay!Had a fun experience!

    I can't wait to submit my next film for next year(in person hopefully)!

    August 2020
  • Sam Thakur

    Though virtual this year, Jason Lang made it an amazing experience for all of the filmmakers and our family/friends. I received a few gifts in the mail and appreciated the communication via email and zoom calls. There were also opportunities to connect with people already in the film industry despite the festival being online. Thank you so much for a wondeful experience! Can't wait to submit again next year :)

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sam! You did an amazing job with your film and glad you had fun!!!