ACPL Teen Film Festival Open for Submissions

The Allen County Public Library is hosting its annual Teen Film Festival. The event is an opportunity for young filmmakers to show their work in various categories including: 18 Second Short, Comedy, Drama, and Documentary. Competitors are separated into Middle and High School divisions. One Winner and One Runner Up will be announced for each category. A panel of independent judges will review all entries to the competition and winners will receive gift cards.

Winners will be selected based on technical excellence and creativity. There will be two finalists for each category.

“Teen voices and creative visions are critical to ensuring that filmmaking resonates with future audiences,” said ACPL Access Fort Wayne Manager Norm Compton. “We’re proud to be a place that celebrates and elevates those voices and puts the Allen County filmmaking community in the spotlight.”

Festival submissions are due April 29. The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 3 at the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library (900 Library Plaza). There is no fee to participate and it is open to all local filmmakers in grades 6 through 12.

More information is available online or by contacting Eugene Gussenhoven at

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Fort Wayne, IN 46802 

About the Allen County Public Library
The Allen County Public Library (ACPL) has fostered lifelong learning and discovery in northeast Indiana for more than 125 years. The ACPL consists of fourteen branches throughout Allen County, serving more than one million visitors per year. The ACPL’s collection includes more than 2.7 million items, with a circulation total of 3.6 million items borrowed annually. It also houses The Genealogy Center, the nation’s largest public genealogy research center, and The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, consisting of more than 20,000 artifacts related to President Abraham Lincoln.

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