Reel Expressions


Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival

In its Sixth year, the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features youth-produced films – narrative, animation, experimental and documentary – from the Hudson Valley and around the world! This teen showcase encourages youth creativity, invigorates our local community through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of media-makers.

Submitting a Film:
To submit your short film to the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival, all submissions must be:

  • Produced by youth (ages 13-19 at the time of production).
  • Under 10 minutes in length.
  • Appropriate for a teen (PG-13) audience.
  • Produced within 18 months of the submission deadline.

Submission deadline for the 2018 Film Festival is April 15 at 5pm.
Submit your film at

Attending the 6th Annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival:
Join us Friday, June 15, 2018 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Film Showcase begins at 5:30 pm.

If you are over 21 years of age, Purchase Tickets here!
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students
If you are under 21 years of age, register for FREE tickets here!
*Youth under 21 receive free admission, but must pre-register
*For more information, please contact us at 845.471.7477

This year’s event includes an Interactive Opening Reception before the start of the showcase, along with a Q&A panel with the young filmmakers after the showcase. Awards will be given for first place, along with first and second runner up.

The films shown are most suitable for ages 13 and older, as many contain topics and themes not suitable for a younger audience.

Want to be a Reel Expressions Sponsor?
If you would like to be a Reel Expressions sponsor or to promote your business by advertising in our Event Program, please call Anna Langdell at  845.471.7477, or e-mail