12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival Winners!

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2015 Award Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the 12th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival!

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2015 Best Film Award blue ribbon People's Choice blue ribbon

Persistence vs. Procrastination by Nathan Ginter

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015. Congratulations to our directors, and thanks to everyone who submitted films!

Judges' Choice blue ribbon

The Wonderful Wish Granting Cell Phone by Andrew Sokolowski

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Animation blue ribbon

The Lonely Goldfish by Dorian Murphy

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Experimental Film blue ribbon

Projectio Kartoitus T.O. by Thomas Outinen

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Music Video blue ribbon

Broken Headlights by Heather Rolison

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Short Film blue ribbon

WhitePeopleMeat.com by Cruce Grammatico

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Technical Merit blue ribbon

GLP Sendoff by Eric Hyde

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.


Best Cinematic Merit blue ribbon

Apparition by Justin Ward

The 12th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2015.




2015 Teen Filmmaker Festival (full program)
Courtesy, Public Media Network (PMN), Kalamazoo


Photos by John Lacko

Broadcast Dates

Watch on Charter Cable Channel 187 / AT&T Uverse Channel 99

  • Friday, February 27, 9 pm
  • Saturday, February 28, 7 pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 5, 6 pm

Official Rules

Films must be produced by teens, ages 12-19, who reside in the state of Michigan. More than one teen my work on a film. Adults may be talent in a film, but should perform no other duty in the actual creation of the film. Films may not be more than 10 minutes long. Teens may submit more than one film. Films submitted to the festival will not be returned.

A panel of judges will select the winners in each category except the People's Choice Award, which will be chosen at the Teen Filmmaker Festival by the audience members.

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