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Nazareth Teams Up with WXXI and The Little Theatre for 2013 Teen Film Festival

  • Published: January 30, 2013

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Nazareth Teams Up with WXXI and The Little Theatre for 2013 Teen Film Festival

Nazareth College, the WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, and The Little Theatre are embarking on a new partnership to sponsor the 2013 Rochester Teen Film Festival, a collaborative, juried media competition for youth in the Rochester region. The festival is set for Wednesday, August 7, at 5:30 p.m., when the winning films will be shown on the main screen at the Little in downtown Rochester. Now is the time for interested teens, ages 13-18, to submit their creative film work.  There is an open call for film and videos in all genres from regional high school students. The online submission form and entry guidelines be found at, and entries are due June 7.

“Nazareth College is excited to participate with WXXI and the Little in this important community event that showcases the stories and talents of Rochester area youth film makers,” says Brian Bailey, assistant professor of education at Nazareth College and co-founder of the Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this youth film festival,” said Shelley Figueroa, WXXI’s Educational Outreach Coordinator and one of the judges for the film festival. “We know the educational benefits of encouraging teens to share their thoughts and views through creative outlets like film. This collaboration between WXXI, the Little, and Nazareth College is one we are very proud of and we look forward to meeting the next ‘up and coming’ film makers.”

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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