Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the fourth Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival — a festival celebrating creativity and amplifying youth voices across our region through film and digital storytelling. The film festival is open to high school students in NY, VT, and QC, and will run through the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to win three prizes, first place is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.
By taking part in the project, students will learn the ins and outs of film-making while creating their own films. The film festival will use a platform called Launchpad. With the Skills21 Launchpad platform, students can access film-making tutorials and easily submit their work in a variety of categories. Registration information will be made available shortly. To ensure you are notified when the platform opens, sign up for more information on the email list here: https://forms.gle/wMootgHAGcvLWurN9
Keep tabs on any updates regarding the festival by referencing this website.
Film Festival History:
The Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival began in 2019, launched by AdkAction together with Tupper Lake Central School District aiming to expand opportunities for local youth interested in digital storytelling. The festival was named for the Adirondack area students reaching “Beyond the Peaks.”
Moving into the 2022-23 school year, AdkAction sought out a trusted partner to continue this work. Mountain Lake PBS is proud to carry on the tradition as the new home for the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival. We are excited to support filmmaking and digital storytelling—underrepresented artforms in our rural communities—while amplifying youth voices and creativity.
Photo at top: Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival logo. Mountain Lake PBS website photo.