Posts tagged with "Teen"
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 www.ahml.info/teens, which includes a waiver form that must be completed! All films must be submitted as Youtube videos by August 12. For ages 12–18.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
• Ukulele: Jared K.
(Pictured: Teen Advisor Evan Mather, Carly B., Guitar Center teacher Brandt Miller and Jared K.)
It was a grand night for showcasing the creativity of our local teens. Congratulations to our award-winning teen filmmakers in the 7th Annual Teen Film Fest that took place at the library on Friday, August 16. Twenty-six films were submitted and awards made in five different categories. There was a red carpet event for all the filmmakers before the film screening and even an after-party for teens to celebrate in the Hub when the film fest was over.
Many thanks to our judges, Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire, Arts Commissioner Toni Higgins Thrash and Metropolis playwright Scott Woldman and also to our event partners, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission.
Check out the winning films on our Teen page:
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Lynnette Hartwell for her film 'One Way Ticket'
BEST ACTION VIDEO: Luke Mayo for his film 'Artifact'
BEST COMEDY: Abby Anderson for her film 'Alice the Fairy'
AUDIENCE FAVORITE: Robert Kraybill for his film 'Ouija'
BEST OVERALL: Riley Langefeld for his film 'Symphony'
Take a look at our new Teen page. You can post photos, drawings, poetry, short stories…pretty much anything you create on iCreate. Look for new books, movies, music and more in the new to the collection section. After High School gives you web sites and databases to help with your post-high school plans, and uReview is the place to review books, music and movies. You'll also find all the details for the Teen Film Fest.
Check out our new teen site which just launched this week. It has an entirely new design and layout and includes these new features:
- New billboard that makes it easier to learn about and register for upcoming programs just for teens.
- Lots of recommendations for books, movies, music, and games from teen services staff and teen advisory board members.
- DIY (Do It Yourself) page featuring projects from past and upcoming DIY programs sponsored by the library.
- Blog posts about fun videos, topics in the news, and more that teens can comment on.
- Weekly poll question asking teens to weigh in with their opinions on both serious and not-so-serious questions.
- Quick and easy links to reliable online resources to help with school work.
While you're there, take a look at these programs coming up for teens this summer at the library:
• Pass the Book program
• Teen Summer Reading
• Teen Film Fest