Filmmaking Contest for Teens Returns to Downtown Library


The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props—not to mention the camera—are what teens need to make their own movies.  Are you ready for your close-up?

The Fifth Annual “I Can’t Believe I Shot That” Filmmaking Contest for Teens in grades 7-12 is in pre-production at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue.  Entries must be submitted to Downtown Librarian Kimberly Ann Edwards by Sunday, April 15.  Festival screenings and prize awards will be at the library on Sunday afternoon, May 6.

Wait a minute.  Did you say “prizes”?

“Of course we’ll have prizes,” Edwards said.  “We award prizes for First, Second and Third Place, plus one more for Audience Choice.

“I love working with this contest every year,” Edwards added.  “I am always delighted at the degree of creativity our filmmakers bring to their projects, and there have been times I really didn’t know how certain effects were achieved.  And the families of the movie makers, who frequently get tapped to act, write or compose music, say that they enjoy working on something together.”

Get contest details by visiting the Metropolitan Library System website,  Entry forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the site.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at