Youth Reel

  • Adrenaline Adrenaline
  • Astro, Naught Astro, Naught
  • Debbie's Feet Debbie's Feet
  • Dream Dream
  • Embargo on Love Embargo on Love
  • Lady of Paint Creek Lady of Paint Creek
  • Lost in Blue Lost in Blue
  • Music Saved My Life Music Saved My Life
  • Pressure Pressure
  • The Bench The Bench
  • The Bridge The Bridge
  • The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz
  • Three Places Three Places
  • Tommy Tommy
  • Viral Viral
  • Waterbed Waterbed


Lark Theatre Sat, Oct 15, 2016 11:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Family Films
5@5 / Shorts
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Note Writer:John Morrison


The MVFF Youth Reel is the result of a unique peer jury process that takes place each summer during CFI’s Summerfilm program. Teen participants in the Behind the Scenes program graduate into the Young Curators program, where they view more than 100 films submitted from across the US and around the globe, all produced by young filmmakers ages 18 and under. Some of the youth media programs represented in this year’s shorts collection include San Francisco Art & Film and Los Angeles’ Harvard Westlake, along with films from further afield including Florida and even Bosnia and Herzegovina. Honest and self-searching, this year’s films examine topical issues such as the personal stories behind the lifting of the Cuban embargo and what teen drug addiction may feel like from inside someone’s head. Serious subjects such as survivor’s guilt mix with an offbeat look at what makes a video go viral and how music literally saved someone’s life. Some subject matter may be unsuitable for younger family members—after all, these films are from the minds of teens. Ages 12+

Included Shorts

Adrenaline (5min) More
Astro, Naught (3min) More
The Bench (5min) More
The Bridge (8min) More
Debbie's Feet (5min) More
Dream (4min) More
Embargo on Love (7min) More
Lady of Paint Creek (4min) More
Lost in Blue (8min) More
Music Saved My Life (4min) More
Pressure (2min) More
The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz (8min) More
Three Places (3min) More
Tommy (7min) More
Viral (9min) More
Waterbed (5min) More