Young filmmakers can submit original films to be considered for screening at The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, to be held in June .

The competition is open to those in grades seven to 12, or ages 12 to 18. Films must fall within the categories of live action, animation/experimental, or music video.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 26th.

Film entries that meet the minimum criteria will be considered for screening at The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th.

Entry forms and submission guidelines are available online at www.smteenfilm.org or at the following locations:

n Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica; and

n Santa Monica Main Library Youth Reference Desk, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival is an interdepartmental initiative by the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, the Santa Monica Public Library, the Virginia Avenue Park Teen Center, and City TV.

The festival’s purpose is to provide an outlet for and to showcase the creative talents of teen filmmakers as well as encourage youths to use the art of filmmaking as a form of creative expression.

Information, (310) 458-8634.

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