The Rochester Teen Film Festival each year presents young filmmakers in Rochester with an opportunity to participate in a true, competitive film festival. A jury reviews all submissions, screenings are held at The Little Theatre, and and a variety of rewards are given to the winners. This year the awards include the new Phillip Seymour Hoffman Award, given to the film judged as the "Best of Fest" in honor of the Fairport native and Academy Award-winning actor. Students from local schools including Fairport, Honeoye Falls-Lima, East High School, Edison Career and Technology High School, and Geneseo, as well as students from as far away as Douglas Adams School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida were selected to participate.
The Rochester Teen Film Festival takes place on Wednesday, August 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. The festival is free to attend. 258-0400; thelittle.org.