Spark Media Project's annual Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival in Poughkeepsie, NY is open for submissions! Grand prize winner receives $500; the two runners up receive a trophy and recognition.

The festival features youth-produced short films – narratives, animation, experimental and documentary – created by talented young filmmakers from across the world. Reel Expressions brings together a diverse representation of youth-produced films, from both newcomers to the craft, as well as established young artists.

Reel Expressions encompasses all of Spark’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.

Awards & Prizes

$500 Grand Prize, trophies for Grand Prize, First Runner Up, and Second Runner up.

Rules & 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.