Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the fourth Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival — a festival celebrating creativity and amplifying youth voices across our region through film and digital storytelling!

Open to high school students in NY, VT, and QC, the festival will run through the 2022-2023 school year.

Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.

Learn the ins and outs of film-making while empowering your students to create their own films. With the Skills21 Launchpad platform students can access film-making tutorials and easily submit their work in a variety of categories. 

First Prize
$1000

Second Prize
$500

Third Prize
$250

When is the festival?

The festival will run through the 2022-2023 school year.
Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.

Who can participate?

High School students in NY, VT and QC are eligible to enter.

How do I submit my film?

The film festival will use a platform called Launchpad. Registration information will be made available shortly. To ensure you are notified when the platform opens, sign up for more information on our email list here: https://forms.gle/wMootgHAGcvLWurN9

Film Festival History

The Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival began in 2019, launched by AdkAction together with Tupper Lake Central School District aiming to expand opportunities for local youth interested in digital storytelling. The festival was named for the Adirondack area students reaching “Beyond the Peaks.”

Moving into the 2022-23 school year, AdkAction sought out a trusted partner to continue this work. Mountain Lake PBS is proud to carry on the tradition as the new home for the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival. We are excited to support filmmaking and digital storytelling—underrepresented artforms in our rural communities—while amplifying youth voices and creativity.

Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival is supported by the Lake Placid Institute, with additional funding from the Adirondack Foundation.