Gwinnett County Public Library will roll out the red carpet for the 2018 Teen Film Challenge Awards Ceremony, presented by East2West Media Group, on March 3 at the Suwanee Branch. The program will begin at 6:30 pm.

The Teen Film Challenge is an annual contest for aspiring student filmmakers to show off their skills through short films in a variety of genres including comedy, drama, horror, animation and documentary.

$1,000 in prizes will be awarded by film professionals and library staff for Best Picture and Best Performance, among others. A selection of films will also be screened.

“We’re extremely pleased with the quality of films submitted this year,” says Tonya Aumack, GCPL Learning Labs Supervisor. “This is our third Teen Film Challenge and the films are more powerful and more skillful each year. We are so proud of the filmmakers’ efforts and can’t wait to meet this year’s participants at the awards ceremony.”

45 entries were considered for this year’s Teen Film Challenge, up from 16 in 2017, thanks in part to the growing interest and development of the film industry in the state.

The Suwanee Branch is located at 361 Main Street in Suwanee.