Want to make a movie? Well, here’s your chance to start!

      All you have to do is create a film between 2-10 minutes in length on the genre of your choice*. 

      Enter to win up to $50 in prizes and live it up red carpet style at the inaugural Dewey Awards Ceremony.

      At the ceremony, your short film will be shown and awards will be given for a variety of categories including Best Picture.    

 Entries will be accepted December 1st-January 31st. The Dewey Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Collins Hill branch at 1:00 p.m.  

Not sure how to make a movie? Keep an eye out for our series of workshops to help you plan, shoot, and edit your short film. Additionally, you can reserve time in the TechStudio @ Five Forks to create footage, edit your film, or receive individualized instruction on movie magic and editing.

*Films must be appropriate for the target age range (13-18) and will be screened for content prior to showing. Click here for the complete rules & guidelines

*Upload your video to YouTube and submit the printable entry form with the full URL to your nearest GCPL branch. Alternatively, you may enter the contest by submitting your video on USB or CD along with the entry form. Please put flash drives or CDs in an envelope labeled “Film Challenge” when you submit it with your movie.

Upcoming Teen Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Location : Snellville Branch
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
Event Location : Dacula Branch
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Location : Snellville Branch
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Location : Snellville Branch
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Location : Lawrenceville Branch

Featured Databases & Resources

Databases for Teens - Encyclopedias, Student Research Center, World Book Encyclopedia Online & More!

GCPL Teen's Top Ten

Teen's Top Ten 2015
  1. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic)
  2.  I Become Shadow by Joe Shine. (Soho Teen)
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. (Simon & Schuster)
  4. My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak. (Sourcebooks)
  5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. (Bloomsbury)
  6. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  7. The Young Elites by Marie Lu. (Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons)
  8. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. (Macmillan/ Henry Holt & Company)
  9. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. (Simon & Schuster)
  10. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith. (Hachette/Poppy)