collaborate. create. celebrate.
Join us as Christian filmmakers from high schools across California draw together through the celebration of filmmaking in a place of collaboration and exposure!
submission deadline Saturday, April 1, 2017
FESTIVAL EVENT SATURDAY, April 22, 2017
Films will be screened by an expert group of professionals and youth filmmakers and evaluated based on Visuals, Sound, Editing, Storytelling, and Direction.
We will feature 3 genres in 2017 - Narrative, Documentary, & Art House. Check out the Winning examples from previous years below for inspiration!
Tell a story through dialogs between characters.
Follow a real-life event or issue.
Rely on visuals to convey your idea.
Celebrate with Us!
Official Selections 2016
We are proud to announce the eight official selections for the 2015 Teen Faith Film Festival!
"Dilapidated Mondays" by Dasha Gladkov, Marymount High School
"Lost in Blue" by Gabriel Gaurano, Canyon Crest Academy
"Every Man's Pryce" by Josiah Stendel, Homeschooled
"I'm Ghana" by Noah Hansen, Valley Christian HS
"Fly" by Natalie Conn, Orange Lutheran HS
"The Big House" by Emma Schnee Tamalpais High School
"Forward" by Kennedy Reed, Orange Lutheran HS
"The Optimist" by John Mervin, Pensacola Christian Academy
"Choice of a Lifetime" by Ethan Hill, Hillstead Academy
Cinemachination by Anatole Levilain-Clément
(Official Curation from France)
Vanya by Elena Korzhaeva
(Official Curation from Kosovo)
Eternity by Simon Marian Hoffmann
(Official Curation from Germany)
On Saturday, April 22nd, high school filmmakers and industry professionals will meet in the Alexandra Nechita Center for the Arts to celebrate filmmaking! Join us for a screening of select films in this high quality venue.
Tickets are free at the Door or Online at lhsoc.org/tickets
Nechita Center for the Arts, Orange Lutheran HS
2222 N. Santiago Blvd, Orange CA 92867
*Filmmakers who submit entries to the Festival will receive 5 gratis tickets
Teen puts faith in Festival
Read the full article from OC Register!
Asher Segelken, Orange Lutheran High School junior, remembers being inspired by film for the first time in first grade and since then, all he has wanted to do is tell stories. After facing rejection to several film festivals, Segelken, decided to make his own. He said, “I’ll admit the idea came out of frustration, but since then it’s transformed into a way to bolster up the film culture for the glory of God.”
Christian teens in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas have a specific platform to showcase their films. The Teen Faith Film Festival premieres Saturday, March 7 at the Alexandra Nichita Center for the Arts at Orange Lutheran High School and will feature eight films that were created, directed and shot by high school filmmakers.