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.
“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 on May 8, 2020, at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Interested students and teachers, please fill out this form for updates and information leading up to the event.
Want to submit to the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival?
Log on to beyondthepeaks.skills21.org and get access to materials that are used at all of the Beyond the Peaks workshops and professional development days!
Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking while empowering your students to create their own films!
Beyondthepeaks.skills21.org also has information on ALL the categories for the film festival as well as the platform to submit!
DEADLINE FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS IS APRIL 8, 2020
Thank you to our leading sponsor, Lake Placid Institute, for supporting and building this event to reach even more students this year.
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Help us create and expand opportunities for young people in the Adirondacks interested in filmmaking or “digital storytelling.”