13th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival Winners!

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2016 Award Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the 13th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival!

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2016 Best Film Award blue ribbon Best Technical Merit blue ribbon

Once Upon a Time by Dorian Murphy

Credits: Emilee Erny, Eli Barker. Directed by Dorian Murphy.

God Bless Craig by Nathan Ginter

People's Choice blue ribbon

God Bless Craig by Nathan Ginter

Directed by Nate Ginter. Starring Tyler Goerge, Paul Ginter, Karen Ginter. Original music by Otto Kailing.


Looking Back at the Early 2000's: Barbaric Learning Practices by Nathan Ginter

Judges' Choice blue ribbon

Looking Back at the Early 2000's: Barbaric Learning Practices 
by Nathan Ginter

Directed by Nathan Ginter. Narrated by Tom Humiston. Starring Darius Ledbetter, Mitchell Pollack, Evan Begamen, Arif Jamal, Andrew Walsh, Ally Griffin, Erin Ruiter, Aliyah Jamal, Lily Edgerton, Leah Reid, Caitlyn Walsh, Sameen Khurshid.


Upgrade by Zak Sliuzas

Best Animation blue ribbon

Upgrade by Zak Sliuzas

Animated and directed by Zak Sliuzas. Music "Tanz" by MIT Concert Choir.


A Letter to My Wonderfully Flawed Self by Hannah Lane-Davies

Best Experimental Film blue ribbon

A Letter to My Wonderfully Flawed Self by Hannah Lane-Davies

Written, filmed, and edited by Hannah Lane-Davies. Thanks to Amy Stermer, Grace Marshall, Olivia Venus, Lily DeHollander-Bird, Matthew Staples. Music "Where is My Mind" by Maxence Cyrin.


Cryptorchid by Logan Workman

Best Music Video blue ribbon

Cryptorchid by Logan Workman

Directed & edited by Logan Workman. Starring Erick Hatter. Music "Cryptorchid" by Marilyn Manson.


Winter Weather by Elisha Barnett

Best Short Film blue ribbon

Winter Weather by Elisha Barnett

The 13th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the year's best teen-produced and directed films.


Still Memories by Ryan McDonald

Best Cinematic Merit blue ribbon

Still Memories by Ryan McDonald

The 13th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the year's best teen-produced and directed films.





2016 Teen Filmmaker Festival

Photos by John Lacko

2016 Finalists!

Director(s)

Title

Eric Hughes

The Pitch

Zak Sliuzas

Just for That

Ryan McDonald

Unsteady

Sara Elfring and Emily Edlesfson

Luminous

Lily Dorstewitz

Polaroid

Tristen Janskeski

Don’t Text, You Could be Next

Elisha Barnett

Caravan

Izze Fahl

Confidence

Omari Sadiq

Lightning Gloves

Justin Ward

Fallen Love

Hannah Lane-Davies

Hopeless Romantic

Kennedy Shelton

Punch

Emma Tiongson

Faith & Fear

Hannah Spangler

Nest Egg

Evan Korycki A Snow Day in the Life of a Cat
Harrison Fischer Danger Boy

2016 Broadcast Dates

Watch on Charter Cable Channel 187 / AT&T Uverse Channel 99 starting Feb 25 - March 20:

  • Sundays, 10 pm
  • Tuesdays, 9 pm
  • Wednesdays, 2 am
  • Thursdays, 4 pm
  • Saturdays, 12 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. No bloopers, please. 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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