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 in the genre of your choice.

Live it up red carpet style at the Teen Film Challenge Awards Ceremony. We’ll screen the premiere of your short film and $1,000 in awards will be given for a variety of categories including Best Picture.

Once you’ve created your video, bring the printable entry form and your video on USB or CD to a GCPL branch. Please put the entry form in an envelope labeled “Film Challenge” when submitting your movie.

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. You can also reserve time at the Five Forks, Hamilton Mill, or Lilburn Learning Labs to create footage, edit your film, or receive individualized instruction on movie magic and editing.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at learninglabs@gwinnettpl.org.

Entries will be accepted from November 1, 2017 through January 26, 2018. The Teen Film Challenge Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018. A teen representative for each film must be at the Awards Ceremony in order to win.

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

**If more entries are entered than time allows to be shown, a selection of films, rather than all films, will be shown.

  • 2016 Award Winners

    Best Costumes & Set Design

    • Music to My Ears
    • The Brunch Club
    • Cornbread: The Movie

    Best Animation

    • Galactic Titan
    • When Toys Come to Life
    • Wild

    Best Screenplay

    • Deal.
    • Test 37
    • Realization

    Best Videography & Audio

    • GoPro Adventures
    • Realization
    • Test 37

    Best Performance

    • From Realization, Elaine Whitbeck, who played Danielle
    • From Deal, James Zelano, who played Paul Parker
    • Also from Deal, Dominic Zelano, who played Todd Michaels
    • From Test37, Andrew Fricks
    • From GoPro Adventures, Creston Mapes

    Judges’ Choice Award

    • Test 37
    • Realization
    • Galactic Titan

    Winning films are italicized.

Contest Rules and Guidelines.

The Teen Film Challenge Awards!

Check out all the entries on OverDrive

You can find all of the Dewey Award films by going to the OverDrive page and clicking on “short films” under streaming video on the top of the page. Check out the 2017 entries on YouTube below!