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College Night at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2022. Photo by Tasha Gorel.

Submissions for Teen Council’s Film Festival

November 30, 2023 – March 18, 2024

Looking to connect with fellow teen filmmakers? Want to screen your work publicly for audiences across Houston to be recognized? Want to win cash awards? Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) invites you to submit your short film(s) to Teen Council’s teen film festival on April 25, 2024 for a night of film, food, and fun! Films will be evaluated by CAMH’s Teen Council on the basis of technical categories.

No fancy camera or editing software? No problem! Take advantage of available resources, like a phone and its native editing applications.

CAMH’s Teen Film Festival is looking for 2-8 minute short films centering the theme of identity:

  • What environments or external influences does your self inhabit, and how does it affect your internal sense of authenticity?
  • How have past versions of yourself contributed to your present identity?
  • How do the facets of your being interact, cooperate, and contradict each other?

Selected films will be screened in a movie night featuring a short Q&A with the filmmakers , offering an opportunity to expand creative networks and knowledge.

Status: OPEN

Submission Deadline: March 18, 11:59PM

Timeline of Events

March 18, 2024 | 11:59PM
Submission Deadline | All submissions are due.

Week of April 1, 2024
Films Selection | Filmmakers hear back on acceptance status.

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 6:30–8 PM
Teen Council Film Festival | All filmmakers present their work at the Museum.


  • Applicants must be 13-18 years of age
  • Applicants must live in the Greater Houston Area
  • Applicants must submit original work (resources available in public domain such as archival footage may be used)
  • Applicants must be available to attend the in-person festival on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 6:30–8 PM.

Submission Guidelines

  • Films must be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 8 minutes in length, including credits.
  • Films should be appropriate for viewers 13 years and older, with particular sensitivities to explicit and excessive violence, imagery, and nudity.
  • Please submit films through FilmFreeway (below). The FilmFreeway submission page will become available December 1, 2023, and the deadline to submit is March 18, 2024 at 11:59PM.