Gearing up for Reel Expressions

Celebrating its sixth year, the Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival features a variety of youth-produced films from the Hudson Valley and around the world.  Themes for this year’s film showcase address many issues modern teens face including self acceptance and mental health through narratives and documentaries. A Q&A panel with the young filmmakers takes place after the showcase. First place receives a $500 award, and first and second runners up receive a Sparky Trophy and certificates at the end of the evening.

Festival host Ayo Nish!

Special host for the evening is local musician Ayo Nish!, known for her self-love social media campaign #iMADTOD (I’m a different type of different.) 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. Out of over 100 films submitted, only 14 are being showcased for Reel Expressions.

Win a pair of Snapchat Spectacles!

The event features dynamic media activities before the showcase, light refreshments, door prizes (including a pair of SnapChat Spectacles,) and giveaways. Each ticket to the event includes one free raffle ticket for door prizes. Additional raffle tickets are available to purchase. This festival is created for teens and adults; families are welcome; however, some themes are mature for younger audiences. Tickets are free for youth under 21, $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit 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. Over 21? Get tickets here! Under 21? Get your FREE tickets here!