The third annual Santa Monica Teen Film Festival returns to the Miles Memorial Playhouse and the Santa Monica Library’s Main Branch at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21st, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd.

Twenty films chosen from among more than 70 submissions from across the country will be screened at the festival, with awards given for “Best of the Fest,” “Best Documentary,” “Best Animation,” and “Best Music Video.” Ten films will be screened each night, with a special “Audience Choice” award after both showings.

The festival is a cross-departmental Santa Monica City program created entirely by City staff. It is meant as a way to encourage, mentor, and to provide an opportunity for teens who are interested in a career in the film industry.

Admission is free. Information, (310) 458-8634.

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