The Teen Press Award is given to exceptional hero-themed journalistic short films made by young filmmakers.

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The Teen Press is a national educational outreach program based on a model program at Santa Barbara Middle School, started by teachers John Siegel Boettner and David Teton-Landis in 2007, to cover the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Since then, the young journalists have reported on stories that include the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, and the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. They've addressed a diverse set of issues including
global warming, city planning and gun violence.

Download the PDF postcard here.


View the trailer for Teen Press the Movie


2017 Winner

Previous Award Winner

2016 teen press winner

Additional Links

Teen Press Website
KCRW Article about Teen Press