10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival

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2013 Award Winners and Finalists

Here are the winners and finalists of the 10th annual Teen Filmmaker Festival!

Caution: some content may not be suitable for all viewers. Parental discretion is advised.

2013 Best Film Award blue ribbon

The Whistle by Jonathan D'Ambrosio

The Whistle is a drama about a young Jewish girl who is torn from her family as the Germans deport her village. She must do what ever she can to survive before it is too late.

Judges' Choice Award blue ribbon

The Photograph by Aaron Porter

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.


People's Choice Award blue ribbon

Zombie Life by Nathan Ginter

In this mockumentary, parents make efforts to have their "different" son fit in.


Best Animation Award blue ribbon

Varúð by Emily Suzor & Maureen Reed

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.


Best Music Video Award blue ribbon

Breakers by Andrew Lielzuika

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.


Best Experimental Film Award blue ribbon

Romance Road by Alec Elzinga & Collin Darling

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.


Best Short Film Award blue ribbon

Escape by Alyson Kuch

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.


Best Technical Merit Award blue ribbon

A Soldier's Story by Kyle Misak

A badly injured soldier tells his parents about his lifestyle-altering injuries under the guise of presenting them as a tragedy that befell a friend.


Best Cinematic Merit Award blue ribbon

Trichotomy by Aaron Porter

The 10th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival featured the best teen-produced and directed films of 2013.




2013 Finalists

 

Title

Director(s)

Chestnut HollowCruce Grammatico
EscapeAlyson Kuch
ScheißeAnna Dodd
The WhistleJonathan D’Ambrosio
FallingCassie Ward and Hunter Thomas
Sock Monkey and MeMackenzie Hill and JoJo Fi
BreakersAndrew Lielzuika
FishAustin Patrie
New SoulEmily Suzor and Maureen Reed
The ClinicMatthew George
Red BullM.A.A. Film Class
Hidden StripesBailey Shaver and Keith Aronson
It Came from the MirrorGriffin Snow
Voice of InnocenceIris Tanja
Mayhem AccidentM.A.A. Film Class
The PhotographAaron Porter
Life is GoodAlec Elzinga and Wondi Anemone
The Misadventures of Dr. HorribleColin McCaw
VaruoEmily Suzor and Maureen Reed
DandelionMaureen Reed
Romance RoadAlec Elzinga and Collin Darling
Zombie LifeNathan Ginter
Ski WaxingJake Lamons
I Don’t Love YouAustin Patrie
MelonsBailey Shaver and Keith Aronson
A Soldier’s StoryKyle Misak
Watchin’ YouShane Chambers
TrichotomyAaron Porter

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 expert judges select the winners in each category except the People’s Choice Award, which is chosen at the Teen Filmmaker Festival by the audience members.

PMN Television Broadcast Schedule

The Public Media Network will broadcast all entries chosen for the festival, the awards presentations, and interviews with the winner. DVDs of the festival coverage and the filmmaker interviews will be presented to award winners and also available for purchase at cost to interested filmmakers and fans.

  • Friday, March 1, 7 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99
  • Saturday, March 2, 1 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99
  • Tuesday, March 5, 8 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99
  • Friday, March 8, 9 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99
  • Sunday, March 10, 2 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99
  • Friday, March 15, 7 pm, Charter Ch 95/ATT U-Verse Ch 99

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