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8th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival

2011 Award Winners and Finalists

2011 Best Film Award blue ribbon

10 Lions and the End of the World by Violet Royal

Judges' Choice Award blue ribbon

Anonymous by Anna Dodd

People's Choice Award blue ribbon

Rangers: Part 1 by Zach Terry

Best Animation Award blue ribbon

Lizstomania by Alec Elzinga

Best Music Video Award blue ribbon

Funk E Fresh by Zack Posthumus

Best Experimental Film Award blue ribbon

Le Poulpe/The Octopus by Jenn Brogger

Best Short Film Award blue ribbon

Batduck by Erin Ford

Best Technical Merit Award blue ribbon

Boys Boys Boys by Erin Atkinson

2011 Finalists



A Day At Bittersweet 

Grant Frigo

The Illness 

Kevin Wolf

Slow Pizza 

Jacob Fenton, Nick Gaunt, Ross Bechtel


Alec Elzinga


Rebecca Burgen

Food Bank 

Austin Zheutlin


Erin Ford

10 Lions and the End of the World 

Violet Royal

Le Poulpe/The Octopus

Jenn Brogger


Kyle Gregory

Forgetting Lily 

Kat Willie


Karsen Kolenko 

Tuners Stop-Motion Race 

Muqeet Farhad

Funk E Fresh 

Zack Posthumus


Sarah Sherman

Grandma Luvin' 

Ruby Tanja


Anna Dodd 

Taco Blue 

Griffin Snow

Rangers: Part 1 

Zach Terry
3D vs 2D Gabe Gillette

No Air 

Luke DeBoer

Where is my Mind 

Morgan King
The Art Prize Effect Sam Klee

Ungodly Hour 

Reid Petro

Bedtime Misery 

Randal Mills


Colin Winchell


Sam Davis


Jessi Burkhardt

Boys Boys Boys 

Erin Atkinson

Official Rules

Films must be produced by teens, ages 13-18, 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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