Reel Expressions


5th Annual Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival

Coming on:
Friday, November 10 – 5:00 – 7:30 pm
at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Doors open: 5:00 pm
Film Showcase begins: 5:30 pm
Local youth DJ, DJ McQueen will be kicking off the event at 5pm spinning all of the latest tracks
(Films run approx 80 min., but stick around for the awards ceremony, artist Q&As, and prize giveaways!)

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

In its fifth 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.

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.

Free Tickets for Youth Ages 21 and Younger!

The deadline for signing up for free tickets is November 6, 2017 – for info, please contact us at 845.471.7477.

Reel Expressions Sponsorships and Ad Placement

All Reel Expressions sponsors receive advertising space in our event program.

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

More information can be found HERE

Check out these film reels from previous years!


Thank You to Our Funders
This project is made possible, in part, through funding from Dutchess Tourism Inc and administered by Arts Mid Hudson, in addition to the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.