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Viola in Reel Life

Submissions for this year’s Kent County Teen Film Festival have just closed, and what better way to celebrate than by reading some film-related teen novels? Who knows, maybe you’ll even be inspired to submit to the festival next year! And don’t forget to come out and support area teen filmmakers at Celebration Cinema on February 25th – more information is available in the teen section of KDL's website.

Viola in Reel Life; Adriana Trigiani

When fourteen-year-old Viola is sent from her beloved Brooklyn to boarding school in Indiana for ninth grade, she overcomes her initial reservations as she makes friends with her roommates, goes on a real date and uses the unsettling ghost she keeps seeing as the subject of her first short film. (820 L Lexile)

I Don’t Know How the Story Ends; J. B. Cheaney

Twelve-year-old Isobel is unhappy about spending the summer of 1918 at her aunt’s home in Hollywood with her mother and sister until her cousin, Ranger, involves the girls in creating the perfect film. And when her father returns from the war, his serious injury becomes their inspiration. (850 L Lexile)

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever; Jeff Strand

After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, fifteen-year-old Justin and his filmmaking buddies decide it’s time to make something epic. (680 L Lexile)

Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens; Julie Mata

Budding film director Kate Walden navigates middle school girl politics and chores on her mother’s chicken farm while trying to become the next Spielberg. (710 L Lexile)

Pirate Cinema; Cory Doctorow

In a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity. (1090 L Lexile)

Geek Charming; Robin Palmer

Rich, spoiled and popular high school senior Dylan is coerced into doing a documentary film with Josh, one of the school’s geeks, who leads her to realize that the world does not revolve around her. (910 L Lexile)

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