ATown Teen Film Festival is the Arlington area’s only homegrown festival for teen videographers. Last year’s contestants came from Arlington, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lowell, and beyond. Cash prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, and in addition to a virtual screening in May, the films will be showcased on ACMi’s channels for weeks thereafter.
Digital HD .mov files are preferred, but most files other than .wmv will be considered.
Note: if you are submitting more than one video, each additional video will require a $10 fee. For example, if you are submitting one video, there is no fee; two videos would be $10; three videos $20, etc.
Submit videos and applications to Arlington Community Media, Inc :
(1) At the following address:
Arlington Community Media, Inc.
Attn: Jasper Hamilton
85 Park Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
(2) Send completed application and final video electronically (i.e. Google Drive, DropBox) to Jasper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The festival will be screened in May. Please check back from updates
In previous years, prizes have been awarded for $500 Best Overall Film and other categories as $100
Please check back for updates on this year’s festival.
* Crowd Favorite to be chosen by crowd vote following film viewings — so invite your friends! Invite grandma! Invite anyone you know who believes in your dreams!
I’d love to make a video! But I need help! Looking for help creating your film? ACMi is here to help! Contact Youth Coordinator Jasper Hamilton for training on preproduction, camera, audio equipment, lighting, editing, special effects, and more. We can also help connect you to your local media station.
A-Town 2020 Program: Final Hour – Michael W. The Grill – ACMi Summer Film Camp To the Seas – Kayleen Vicente The Multiverse – LTC Youth Media The Fear –
Produced by Aritra Roy Mazumder for the School Year Production Program Spring 2018
Produced by Allison Desir, Johnnie Williams and Mattingly Wood for the Summer Media Institute 2018
This video looks into Mattingly’s fashion foundation: this means her evolution in fashion. She is asked a series of questions about her experiences and struggles of finding her own style
A personal narrative about a young person’s complex relationship with her religion. Produced by Eyerusalem Worku for SYPP 2019.