Posted by meyoung on 08/14/17

 
On Friday, August 11th, we celebrated teen filmmakers at the 11th annual Teen Film Fest. We had an insane amount of entries this year and it's all thanks to you! Lookit our millions (exaggeration) of photos! Didn't make it to the red carpet showing, but still interested in seeing what teens brought to the table? Watch all the films here and watch the winning films below.
 
Best Animation:
Lightlife in the Woods by Valerie Depa
 
 
Best Comedy:
5 Steps to Getting Your Teacher to Like You by Allison Flondro
 
 
Best Drama / Documentary: 
Soldier's Journey Home by Andrew Wisniewski
 
 
Best Experimental / Music Video:
wanderlust by Kathleen Oku
 
 
Best Horror: 
E.D. by David Petratos
 
 
Best Overall: 
Epic Rap Battles of History: Woodrow Wilson vs. Theodore Roosevelt by Jeevan Archarya
 
 
Again, a thank you to everyone who participated. We wouldn't have a festival without all of you. This was a great year for film and we can't wait to see what filmmakers create for next year!
 




Posted by Trixie on 08/10/17

Every summer the annual Teen Film Fest marks the end of summer vacation and the start of the school year. This year, we received 25 entries for the festival!
 
Join us tomorrow to celebrate these awesome teen-made films and filmmakers!
 
Friday, August 11 / Hendrickson Room
Red Carpet Reception and Screening from 6–7 p.m.
Teen Film Fest from 7–9 p.m.
Glow Party from 9–10 p.m. in the Hub
 
 
 
 




Posted by meyoung on 07/31/17

We've been whipping through cat toys, so here's a cat teaser. Remember: by completing this volunteer project, it gets you one step closer to finishing the Summer Reading Program.
 
Step 1: Take two non-bendy straws or a wooden dowel
Step 2: Grab a t-shirt scrap (approximately 4” by 6”) and cut it into ¼“ wide and 4” long strips
Step 3: Lay out a piece of tape about 7 inches long
Step 4: With the sticky side up, lay out the strips on the top (leave some space at the top of the tape)
 
 
Step 5: Place the straw onto the end of the tape covered with fabric strips
Step 6: Roll the tape until the tape is wrapped around the end of the straw.
 
Follow these steps and you'll have the .... wait for it... purrrrrfect... cat toy.