Rochester Teen Film Festival

Rochester Teen Film Festival

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2016 Rochester Teen Film Festival

The Rochester Teen Film Festival is an annual celebration of youth filmmakers brought to you by Nazareth College, the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, and the Little Theatre. The festival is Wednesday, August 3, at 5:30pm, where nine finalists’ films will be shown on the main screen at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester) in downtown Rochester with an awards ceremony following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of the festival is to honor the work of urban, suburban and rural teen filmmakers and give young people an authentic opportunity to participate in a real film festival. All submissions are judged by a jury and finalists have been elected to have their films shown at the Little Theatre.

This year, young filmmakers will again have a chance to earn the Philip Seymour Hoffman Award, which honors the life and legacy of the late Academy Award-winning actor and Fairport, N.Y. native. The annual award is given to the teen whose film is chosen by the judges as “Best of Fest” and was established in association with the Hoffman family.