Student Film Festival

A celebration of student creativity and talent that gives students a chance to win prizes and have their voices heard in their community. 

A Red Carpet Event for Adk Youth

“Beyond the Peaks” Film festival is a community-based showcase of art made by young filmmakers in the Adirondacks. The festival was created by AdkAction in partnership with Tupper Lake Central School District.  The Inaugural Festival took place on May 10, 2019 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Film submissions were accepted from 50 students representing 7 school districts in the greater Adirondack area. 

This event is free and open to the public.  Filmmaking is an important artistic discipline that is underrepresented in rural America. We want to create and expand opportunities for young people in the Adirondacks interested in filmmaking or “digital storytelling.”  It’s all about giving area youth a platform for creative expression and an opportunity to have their voices heard. 

2020 Beyond The Peaks Film Festival

The 2020 Beyond the Peaks Film Festival will take place online only this year.  First prize is $1000 and exciting audio and video equipment!

Thank you to our leading sponsor, Lake Placid Institute, for supporting and building this event to reach even more students this year.

Audience Choice Award

The submissions are in and now it’s time to vote! Student filmmakers from around the Adirondacks have submitted their films to Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival and they can’t wait for you to view and vote on their films! The student filmmakers who win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the Audience Choice Award will receive a cash prizes as well as some incredible filmmaking equipment! 

And the winners are…


First place in Audience Choice Award goes to: “Helium” by Mackenzie Burnett Tupper Lake, OPEN category


Second place: “Green Week” by Libby Gillis, Tupper Lake, One for the Park category


Third place: “Nature’s Beauty” by Hayley Denis, Tupper Lake, Road Trip category

Winners by Film Category

One for the Park

“Green Week” by Libby Gillis, Tupper Lake, One for the Park category.

A Day in the Life

Quarantine by Kaylee Rabideau, Tupper Lake, A Day in the Life category.

Comedy

“The Ranchening” by Tupper Lake Film Class, Comedy category

Road Trip Category

“Nature’s Beauty” by hayley Denis, Tupper Lake, Road Trip category.

PSA Category

The Box by Hayley Denis Tupper LAke, PSA category

Open Category

“Helium” by Mackenzie Burnett Tupper Lake, OPEN category

Drama

“Quest Un-optional” by Wilden Bruce, Schroon Lake, Drama category.

Documentary

“A Conversation with John”, by the Tupper Lake Tale Tellers, Documentary category.

Animation

“Carousel of Abuse” by William Strack of Tupper Lake, Animation category
 

Editor’s Choice

“Climate Change by William Strack, Tupper Lake, Editor’s Choice category.

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