72 Hours Movie Making Challenge Winners!

Thank you to all the teens who participated in the San Mateo County Libraries’ 72 Hour Movie Making Challenge. The screening was awesome! We had 45 teens and adults show up!

Our Winners Are

Honorable Mentions

"The Coin, opens a new window" by Sophie Nyholm-Goncalves
"The Last Gold Miner, opens a new window" by Lucas Immanuel
"The Shady Shovel, opens a new window" by CJ Ward


3rd Place: "Mr. Doodle, opens a new window" by Katherine Ioffee
2nd Place: "After Death, opens a new window" by William Yonts
1st Place: "Broken: A Short Film, opens a new window" by Caden Posse

You can watch all the films here, opens a new window!

Teen Film Festival

Don’t forget the libraries’ annual Teen Film Festival. Enter for a chance to win cash prizes! Entries are due Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 11:59 PM. Films will be screened at the Belmont Library on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:30-4:00 PM for High School Films and Sunday March 11, 2018 from 1:30-4:00 PM for Middle School Films.

Young Adult Novelist Convention

And if you’re looking for more teen programs, save the date for the libraries’ annual Young Adult Novelist Convention. It will be Saturday, January 27th from 1:00 PM-6:00 PM at Carlmont High School, opens a new window, right next to the Belmont Library.

The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who can appreciate these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with several YA novelists (and more!)

Not only will you get to learn more from your favorite authors about their writing and publishing process, we are also working to highlight the social justice themes these authors incorporate in their work. We’re encouraging participants to look for ways they can help make the world a safe space for everyone.

Will you be entering the Teen Film Festival? Let us know.