10th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

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The Results Are In!



RSVP: MilesPlayhouse@SMGov.Net

We have selected 38 amazing short films from around the world.

Saturday Night, June 6th - Miles Memorial Playhouse - 1130 Lincoln Blvd. These films are rated PG-13 for some violence and adult themes.

1. And the Silence Stared Back - Adam Sputh 
2. We All Go The Same - Morgana McKenzie 
3. Guest - Matthew Gold 
4. Below the Surface - Nemma Sadeghi & Rona Ahdout 
5. Little Red - Wynter Rhys 
6. Girly - Kira Bursky 
7. My Rebirth… Creatively - James Tralie 
8. OUT: A coming Out Documentary - Tommy Fletcher & Olivia Melesco 
9. Resonant - Sanders Evans & Shantel Winslow 
10. I Am Kizito - Mike Mapes 
11. Between You & Me - Maria Alvarez 
12. KERS - Alexia Salingaros 
13. A limine - Paulina Scepkova 
14. Gumball - Kris Theorin 
15. The Wonderful Wish Granting Cell Phone - Andrew Sokolowski 
16. Luminosity - Alexia Salingaros 
17. S-HALLS - Hunter Aarniokoski 
18. Attack of the Killer Skeleton / Outer Space - Will Smith 
19. The Puzzle: Raising a Child w/Autism - Max Watkins

Sunday, June 7th - 2:00-4:00 p.m. Main Public Library MLK, Jr. Auditorium - 601 Santa Monica Blvd. These films are rated G and appropriate for all ages.

1. Hands - Katie Erlich
2. More Than Wings - Kora Vanderlip
3. The Rhythm of Healing - Imani Cook-Gist
4. Searching for Green - Max Kessler
5. It Shouldn’t Be This Easy - Trey Carlisle, Connor Reese, Cameron Stine, Ned Jacobs
6. Will I Scatter Away? - Emma Eisner
7. Eye of The Beholder - William Stead 
8. Beatrix - Grace Hoffman & Michelle Miles
9. Lemonade Standoff - Karson Monger, Ryan Beard, Sam Crowell & Saunder Boyle 
10. Constellations - Margaret Corn
11. Class Clown - Various
12. Albert - Joshua Costea
13. Over the Mountain By the Sea - Alex Herz
14. Escape Velocity - James Tralie 
15. Tick Tock - Tiffany Shin
16. Double Agents - Michael Lappen
17. In Due Time - Dylan DeVol
18. BFF’s - Tiana Marsh
19. The Family - Tessa Smigla



Thank you to the Santa Monica Office of Sustainability & The Environment for sponsoring our WithoutaBox account allowing us to do paperless submissions and have a GREEN Film Festival!



Relativity School of Film, Media and Performing Arts is the only school of its kind created with a motion picture studio. Relativity Media has produced such films as Safe Haven, Mirror Mirror, Immortals, Act of Valor and many others. In addition to teaching the skills needed to be a successful filmmaker, Relativity School trains students to embrace the possibilities of the digital world by building out their online "distribution" channels in an organized and effective way. The school's programs are built around the idea that storytelling is fun and collaborative. Summer 2015 camps begin July 15! 



Here is a complete list of winners of our 9th Annual International Teen Film Festival

BEST OF FESTIVAL - "The Talk" by, Hadley Hillel - Washingon

BEST LIVE ACTION FILM - "The Talk" by, Hadley Hillel - Washington

2nd Place BEST LIVE ACTION - "Punch" by, Kendra McCulty, Kyle Plunkett, Niamh Brennan & Rachel Carvill - United Kingdom / Cinemagic Youth Program

BEST DOCUMENTARY - "Freedom From Fear" by, Alana Feldman - Santa Monica

BEST ANIMATION - "Screenwriters Block" by, James Tralie - Pennsylvania

2nd Place BEST ANIMATION - "Feed the Mind" by, Tiana Marsh - Santa Monica

BEST MUSIC VIDEO / EXPERIMENTAL - "Left on the Tracks" by, Kris Theorin - Penn.

BEST ECO-FILM - "Plan It for the Planet" by, Emily Eldridge Hall - Washington D.C.

SANTA MONICA BUDDING FILMMAKER - "Freedom From Fear" by, Alana Feldman 

AUDIENCE CHOICE - Screening #1 - "Hope For Our Own" by, Riley Beres & Jimmy Deshler - Los Angeles

AUDIENCE CHOICE - Screening #2 - "Diminishing Returns" by, Christian Rolsales, Charlie Greco, Sam Chester & Hana Kraus - Santa Monica

AUDIENCE CHOICE - Screening #3 - "Lea's Family" by, Freddy MacDonald - Santa Monica

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This Year's Screenings

Past  Winners  


Prizes include a public screening, gift certificates & trophies. Best Local Film will win the coveted "Santa Monica Budding Filmmaker Award". Best overall film will receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to the Relativity Workshops. A 3 week filmmaking intensive in Los Angeles provided by the Relativity School of Film, Media and the Performing Arts. (Value $3,500!)


  • Best of Festival
  • Best Live Action
  • Best Experimental / Music Video
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Santa Monica Budding Filmmaker (for most promising filmmaker going to school or residing in Santa Monica)
  • Eco Film Award (for a film that best represents the spirit of Environmentalism)
  • Audience Choice Award, each screening

Click on the map below to get directions to screening locations

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