Rochester Teen Film Festival


WXXI Public Broadcasting Council and the Little Theatre are proud to announce and invite entries for the 2017 Rochester Teen Film Festival, a collaborative, juried media competition for youth in the Rochester region.

The festival is set for Wednesday, August 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., when the finalists' films will be shown on the main screen at the Little Theatre in downtown Rochester. 

ENTRIES DUE: June 10, 2017


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.