12th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival
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Submissions now OPEN for 2017!
The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our 12th Annual festival scheduled for July 8th & 9th, 2017.
You MUST be between the ages of 12-19 to submit a film. Please include proof of age w/ submission or your film will not be considered.
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We accept any film in any genre between 1 - 30 minutes in length. Categories listed on the right. Prizes include trophies, Amazon gift cards and for the overall winner a FREE SCHOLARSHIP to the Relativity School of Media and Fine Arts 3 Week Summer intensive filmmaking program (Value over $3,000)
2016 OFFICIAL WINNERS!
Congratulations! Out of over 400 eligible films from across the world we have selected 38 to screen and 10 for Honorable Mention. Here is a complete list of winning films.
Best of Festival - "Salad" - Ethan Hoffman-Sadka - NYC
Best Live Action - "Salad" - Ethan Hoffman-Sadka - NYC
Best Documentary - "Fragile" - Nilo Batke - San Francisco, CA.
Best Animation - "Desordre" - Johanna Rousseau - Paris, France.
Best Music Video / Exp. - "Astro, Naut" - Katie Speare & Sacha Lin - Los Angeles, CA.
Sustainability Award - "Full Circle" - Tiffany Lin - Oakland, CA.
2nd Place - Live Action - "Ellie" - Morgana MzKenzie - Ontario, Canada.
2nd Place - Documentary - "The Story of Three Rings: A Memorir of Dana Schwartz - Dora Schoenberg, Elly Hong, Felix Audelo-Ruiz & Carolina Martinez - Los Angeles, CA.
Audience Choice Award Screening 1 - "Shia LaBeouf: A Musical Epic - Dylan DeVol - Los Angeles, CA.
Audience Choice Award Screening 2 - "Street Performers on the 3rd Street Promenade" - Tessa Smigla, Rose Morris, Becca Whitaker, Anna Cooper, Kira Prudente & Chloe Smigla - Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica Budding Filmmaker Award - "Street Performers on the 3rd Street Promenade" - Tessa Smigla, Rose Morris, Becca Whitaker, Anna Cooper, Kira Prudente & Chloe Smigla - Santa Monica, CA.
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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 2017 camps begin in July!
Here is a complete list of winners of our 10th Annual International Teen Film Festival
BEST OF FESTIVAL - "The Rhythm of Healing" by, Imani Cook-Gist
BEST LIVE ACTION FILM - "Below the Surface" by, Nemma Sedeghi & Rona Ahdout
2nd Place BEST LIVE ACTION - "Over the Mountain By the Sea" by, Alex Herz
BEST DOCUMENTARY - "The Rhythm of Healing" by, Imani Cook-Gist
2nd Place BEST DOCUMENTARY - "Searching for Green" by, Max Kessler
BEST ANIMATION - "Tick Tock" by, Tiffany Shin
BEST MUSIC VIDEO / EXPERIMENTAL - "We All Go The Same" by, Morgana McKenzie
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD - "Searching for Green" by, Max Kessler
SANTA MONICA BUDDING FILMMAKER - "Bee Eff Eff's" by, Tiana Marsh
AUDIENCE CHOICE - Screening #1 - "In Due Time" by, Dylan DeVol
AUDIENCE CHOICE - Screening #2 - "S-Halls" by, Hunter Aarnioski & Matthew Gibson
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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