Teens invited to submit entries for Kent County teen film festival

Lights! Camera! Action! Kent County teens in grades 6–12 have a chance to make a movie, win a prize and see their film on the big screen. Kent District Library, Grand Rapids Public Library and Celebration! Cinema have teamed up to present the Kent County Teen Film Festival. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Celebration! Cinema North and is free and open to the public.

Entries will be judged by a panel during the Festival and prizes will be awarded in various categories including best film, best actor/actress, best director and more.

“We know that Kent County teens have amazing artistic skills, whether it be acting, directing, editing or composing original music,” said Monica Walen, Youth Librarian at the Wyoming branch of Kent District Library. “The Film Festival is a great way for them to show off their talents to the entire community. Plus, they’ll be able to see their creations on the big screen!”

Applications and film submissions are due Monday, January 7, 2013. They can be mailed to or dropped off at one of the following locations:

Kentwood Branch
Kent District Library
Attn: Greg Lewis
4950 Breton SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Main Library
Grand Rapids Public Library
Attn: Amisha Harijan
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Festival rules and further information can be found at http://www.kdl.org/teens. Questions about the Festival can be emailed to teenfilmfestival@kdl.org. Celebration! Cinema North is located at 2121 Celebration Dr. NE, Grand Rapids. Kent District Library is a millage-supported system encompassing 18 branch libraries in 26 governmental units throughout Kent County, Michigan. KDL serves 395,660 people in all areas of Kent County except the cities of Grand Rapids and Cedar Springs, the village of Sparta, and Solon and Sparta townships.

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