And the Teen Film Festival Finalists Are…

Teen Film FestivalThe finalists in this year’s Kent County Teen Film Festival tackled themes that include revenge, dwarven adventure, finding home. . . and, of course, chocolate! See below for a complete list of this year’s finalists.

Join us for a screening of all 13 short films at Celebration! Cinema North on Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10:30 AM. Come support these teen Fellinis, these junior Jarmusches, these co-ed Campions – and vote for your favorite film. This is a free event!

  • Actually…  (Directed by Leah Bishop)
  • BO B-Gone (Directed by Bjorn Hjelms and Joey Miller)
  • Cherry Coke Cupcakes (Directed by Ally Faulkner and Madison Helms)
  • Conflicted (Directed by Anna Dood and Jordan Shiparski)
  • Danny Rade (Directed by Danny Anderson, Zach Bingel, Nolan Darby and Mike Robert)
  • Disturbed (Directed by Sarah Dion and Eva Ramos)
  • Finding Paradise (Directed by Emily Livermore)
  • How to Be Fancy (Directed by Keith Langworthy, Max Scroggs and Trevor Williams)
  • How to Braid (Directed by Gerty Venckus)
  • How to Train a Paws with a Cause Dog (Directed by Andrew Berry, Blake Grzybawski, Casey Nostrant and Brenden Smith)
  • Mancakes (Directed byAvery Erickson and Max Haunch)
  • The Mission (Directed by Jagienka Timek and Corrah VanWigen)
  • Whip Liner (Directed by Rachel Crudan)


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Morgan J.

Morgan J. is a KDL communications assistant. She spends summers as a “hood ornament” of sorts while her husband captains their old, cedar-sided pontoon down the Flat River. In the wintertime she counts the days until she’ll have her toes in the water again.

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5 Responses to “And the Teen Film Festival Finalists Are…”

  1. Robin Darling Says:

    It’s so wonderful to see so many entries! Good job, teens of West Michigan! Way to go!

  2. Heather Stroobosscher Says:

    What a wonderful opportunity for budding directors and actors to use their gifts. Thanks KDL for creating space for the young ones.

  3. Caleb Terpstra Says:

    What great titles!

  4. Brian Says:

    Where can I find the videos of the past winners and nominees? or at least the list of them. That would be great to see the the films or list of them to see the talent the state of Michigan have.

  5. Sheri Says:

    Hi Brian,

    Here are our blog posts announcing past winners, some of which include the videos themselves:

    2012 Winners
    2012 Finalists
    2011 Winners
    2011 Finalists
    2010 Winners

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