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Posted by daccurso on 08/02/11

There's still time to make your own movie and enter it in the Teen Film Fest - make a ridiculous comedy, a documentary film about your life, a horror short film ... anything! Be creative and have fun doing it. Borrow your mom and dad's video recorder or iPhone and get filming. Prizes to the top three films. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire will be hosting and judging the event. Rules and guidelines are posted at, which includes a waiver form that must be completed! All films must be submitted as Youtube videos by August 12. For ages 12–18.
Teen Film Fest Screening: Friday, August 19, 6–8 p.m
Location: Hendrickson Room
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Posted by daccurso on 07/10/12

Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enter a film in the A.H. Teen Film Fest presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
Make a ridiculous comedy, a music video, a blistering action short or a documentary film about your life or even a freaky horror movie ... anything! All films must be submitted as YouTube video links by July 27 to

Films will be judged by Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Metropolis screenwriter and resident playwright Scott Woldman and Michelle Harris, movie-lover and wife of State Representative David Harris. Cash prizes will be awarded to films in various categories.

 $50 cash prizes will be awarded for these categories:
  • Best Overall Film
  • Best Performance by an Actor or Actress
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Film Shot on a Mobile Device
  • Best Use of an Arlington Heights Landmark in the Film
Check out the rules and guidelines which include a waiver and entry form that must be completed and turned in at Customer Services at the library. Anyone interested in attending the screening may call the Metropolis box office at 847-577-2121 to reserve seats for this free event.
Date and time: Sunday, August 5, 2–5 p.m.
Location: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
View clips from last year's Teen Film Fest.

Need help making your teen film fest entry? Come to the library. We have equipment that you can check out to create your video, and then you can come in to edit it, add music and create special effects. Call 847-392-0100 to make an appointment or stop by the Computer Help Desk.

Posted by daccurso on 08/06/12

A sellout crowd turned out for the 6th Annual Teen Film Fest at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, August 5. Twenty-seven films were submitted and awards made in five different categories.

Check out these three winners on our Teen page:

Best Cinematography:
               Ian Fitzgerald - Time Lapse -Suburbia
Best Music Video:
               Rosa Weiss – Original Song  “Just Another Face”
Best Acting:
               Daniel Carpenter – Imaginary Warfare


You can see the rest of the winners on our teen Facebook page:

Best Overall:
               Anders Gustafson -  Titanic 2 Trailer
Best Horror:
               Robert Kraybill – Dementia
Best A.H. Landmark:
               Dennis Guinlan – 125 Years of Progress