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6th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival

2009 Award Winners and Finalists

2009 Best Film Award blue ribbon

Beyond the Mind's Eye, Austin Peters, dir.

Judges' Choice Award blue ribbon

Alien Movie, Alec Elzinga & Kyle Gregory, dir.

People's Choice Award blue ribbon

When You're Ready to Say It, Zach Terry, dir.

Best Animation Award blue ribbon

Pop-Up Cereal Time, Melania Plasko, dir.

Best Experimental Film Award blue ribbon

Who, Michael Bruny-Groth, dir.

Best Short Film Award blue ribbon

I Can See Clearly Now, Luke DeBoer, dir.

Best Technical Merit Award blue ribbon

A Teensy Zebra Meets A Normal-Sized Boy, Olivia Vogds, dir.

2009 Finalists



Winter GreetingCory Befus
The AstronautAnna Janz
WhoMichael Bruny-Groth
Public Service AnimationKaitlynn Rodabaugh & Thomas Wright
Alien MovieAlec Elzinga & Kyle Gregory
Eye IJanel Naumann
Awkward TurtleJanel Naumann
TimecodeAlex Hunt
School of RockJake Siebers
Beyond the Mind's EyeAustin Peters
Pop-Up Cereal TimeMelania Plasko
Snow DayWill Hawkins
Spooky HouseAndre Crotte
Little Blue ManEmily Alworth
Code MonkeyEmily Alworth
PokemonRuby Tanja & Sarah Sherman
Can't Go OnLuke DeBoer
I Can See Clearly NowLuke DeBoer
Thinking CapJake Brode
Stevens FarmsSammi Stevens
AshesJustin Rought
A Teensy Zebra Meets A Normal-Sized BoyOlivia Vogds
Winnie The Pooh: Chainsaw MassacreIna Foster-Goodrich
What's Going On?Hemu Goel
When You're Ready to Say ItZach Terry
Layers of ChangeSadie Oswalt

Thanks to all the teens who entered their awesome films!

Categories & Prizes

Best Film

Apple MacBook

Judge’s Choice

$50 Best Buy Gift Card

Best Animation
Best Experimental Film
Best Short Film (under 3 minutes)
People’s Choice
Best Technical Merit

$25 Best Buy Gift Card

Filmmakers may win more than one award. 

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