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Contact: Sandra Fernandez
Manager of Public Relations
Houston Public Library
832.393.1381; cell 713.435.9448

Release Date: February 18, 2011

3rd Annual Reel Teen Film Festival Screening at the Houston Public Library

WHAT:  It’s the 3rd Annual Reel Teen Film Festival screening at the Houston Public Library. The community is invited to view a showcase of creative and original film works by teens 13 to 18 years of age. These films represent different categories and genres in filmmaking and have a G or PG rating. The Reel Teen Film Festival is free and open to the public. For more details call 832-393-1521.

The Library thanks the following judges for selecting this year’s film festival participants: Marian Luntz from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tish Stringer from Rice University, Edgar Fuentes of Houston Public Library, and Crystal Benavides. The 2011 Reel Teen Film Festival winners will be announced at the end of February 2011.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 3 PM

WHERE:  Central Library, Concourse Meeting Room, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313

About the 3rd Annual Reel Teen Film Festival
This Houston Public Library film project presented a great opportunity to motivate teens to use their creativity and technology to express their views and ideas. Now they will have a chance to showcase their original works to an audience. 

Teens 13 to 18 years of age submitted their entries in diverse categories including: Documentary, Feature/narrative, Mockumentary, Music Video, Animation, Broadcast, Public Service Announcement and Commercial. Film genres include: Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Action films.

The following film submissions will be presented:


"Moby Fail" by Cecil Parker

"Magnolian Christmas" by Alan Ballard, Tate McDougle

"All Star Weekend" by Carolina Duarte

"Abnormal Activity" by Megan Smith, Angela Brandon, Brittany Hubert, Hayley Kibodeaux, Katlyn Tims, Lacy Trumble

"A Boat Ride" by Heather Walton

"Scale Factor VII" by Matthew Nicolosi

"Drug PSA" by Alec Haebede, Nick Patton, Scott Richardson

"Seanton Jordan" by Christine Nichols

"Abracadabra" by Renee Ugasco

"Giving Thanks" by Ashtyn Sloan

"Spooky Fun" by Chris Garcia, Dane Risinger, Devin Hathaway, Tanner Holland

"Heaven and Hell" by Ashley Marion, Zach Roberts, Lennard D., Heather Burns

"Kids Bully" by Christina Nichols

"Parking Spot" by Jeremy Fowler

"The Pen" by Khandi Breaux, Heather Stout, Alex Kolar, Jake Quarles

"The Thief" by Preston Emmons

"Clutch" by West Orange-Stark Technical Theatre

"The Missing Piece" by Elizabeth Sandoval, Stephanie Flores, Christopher Martinez, Kassandra Rios, Gena Gololobova, Tracy Nguyen, Yolanda Palomares

"Bullying" by Ashley Brown

"You Don’t Remember Me?" by Ryan McNell, Carrie Grace Henderson, Ashla Tran, Blake Permenter, Kayla Lozano, Rachael Hunnicut

"Fear the Unseen" by Tiffani Garza, Vanessa Estrada, Joseph Ayala, Chris Garza

"Playtime" by Emily Roberts

"Haunted Cabin" by De-Jaiz Robertson

"The Mail" Felipe Sanchez, Bryan Granizo, Avis Sanchez

"Debate" by Kathryn Eiston

"Paradise Lost" by Ben Clements

"Runaway" by Lindsey Westmoreland

"The Controversy Surrounding the Building of a Mosque near Ground Zero" by Hannah Kay, Charli McBean

"In Loving Memory of a Hero" by Gyzza Mascorro

"Making of Libdub" by Danu Fussell

"It’s the Little Things" by Catalina Parra

"Employees Only" by Makena Buchanan, Bryce Seifert

"Suicide" by Daniel Gilson, Alex Gilson

"Liz’s Adventure" by Elizabeth Sandoval

"Trespasser" by Ashton Hall, Corey Thompson

"The Boy That Stared but Couldn’t See" by Alexandra Rodriguez

"The Education System: Are We Servicing the Immigrant Students" by Tiye McKethen, Josemique Gerard

"Lindulman Film" by Leo Linbeck, Jake Dillman, Nick Oulworth

"School Commercial: Joe the Clay Guy and the Crystal Sword" by Jeff Novaez

"Break the Cycle" by Brigit Benestante

"Jolters" by Christian Rose

"Left 2 Die" by Dan Frantz