Want to make a movie? Well, here’s your chance! 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. Over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories including Best Picture!

Once you’ve created your video, bring the printable entry forms and your video on USB or CD to any 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 Centerville, 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 email us here.

Entries will be accepted from November 1, 2018 through January 25, 2019. The Teen Film Challenge Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 30th, 2019. 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:

**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.

The 2019 Teen Film Challenge Awards

A representative from your film must attend the awards to be eligible for prizes.

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!