Introducing the Next Generation of Filmmakers (Top 10 Announced)

Posted by Stage 32 Staff - Julie
It’s an exciting week for filmmakers under the age of 18 who submitted their trailers to the Stage 32 and U + Trailer Film Festival. After receiving over 150 entries, we have chosen the top 10 trailers. We were simply amazed at the talent that poured in from the next generation of filmmakers.

The top 10 contestants will be judged by a panel of celebrities and industry professionals including: Nicola Pearcey (Managing Director, Lionsgate UK), William Romeo (American Gladiator), Kierston Wareing (Actress, UK), Christi Soper (Dreamworks), Joey Bragg (Liv and Maddie, DisneyKids), and Peter Block (Producer, A Bigger Boat Productions) and Richard Botto (Screenwriter, Producer, Founder & CEO Stage 32).

In addition, the trailers will be screened on October 11 at the Sunscreen Film Festival in LA, a festival sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Anyone is welcome to come to the screening. The winner will be announced in the theater and their trailer will be turned into a short film, with industry professionals donating their time pro-bono to mentor the kids on all aspects of filming a short. Depending on where the winner is from, the winner will be flown to Los Angeles or London for the short to be filmed.

Once the short is complete, it will be screened on Stage 32 to our worldwide audience, reaching over 325,000 professionals who work in film, television and theater.

The top 10 contestents for the Stage 32 and U+ Project Trailer Film Festival competition are:

Unplugged, Eleanor Rocha

Scary, Samantha Kelch

And I'm Afraid, Coco Mata

Ruthless, Douglas Littlejohn

Vigorous Secret, Douglas Littlejohn

The Weasel, Tara-Nicole Azarian

Pawn or King, Keefer C. Blakeslee

The Doggy King, Siyana Productions

The Worst Day Ever, Kiki McMahon

Her Words, Siyana Productions

The Clock, Liamiko Films

The Riddle, Tani Jegede

Congratulations goes out to our top 10 finalists and a heartfelt appreciation goes to all the filmmakers who submitted their trailers. We support you and your filmmaking future.
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