More Film Fest Moments

pre-party interviews with filmmakersred carpet interview

Above are the cast and crew of A Movie of Coolness.  They’re shown being interviewed as they enter the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre, and then as they walk the red carpet just prior to making their silver screen debut.  The group went home with their very own Oscar-like trophy we like to call the “Dewey” for Best Soundtrack.  Way to go!  Their movie certainly was cool!

voting for viewer's choice award

Here’s an action shot of the audience members voting for the Grand Prize Viewer’s Choice Award just after the screening on the balcony of the IMAX.  The winner ending up being What’s Up Holmes? by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy.  The pair took home a Dewey and $100 for that award, plus they also won Best Comedy.  This was the second year the pair of Davenport teens won the Viewer’s Choice Award.  Once again, amazing work guys!!

winner of librarian's choice and best original film

Pictured here, holding the two Deweys she was awarded, is the talented Shelby Bargren of Moline.  Shelby won for Best Original Film and also the only other Grand Prize-Librarian’s Choice Award which also garnered her $100!  We were all very, very impressed with Shelby’s work and creativity.  Rumor has it she can’t wait ’til next year’s film fest rolls around.  Well, we can’t wait to see what Shelby and the rest of the teen filmmakers can come up with to top this year’s entries!  ‘Til then…

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Libraries Together 2nd Annual Teen Film Fest.  Thank you all for giving it a try and working so very hard.  We hope you all had a great time!


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