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Teen Shorts Program

Youth Program: Feels Like Teen Spirit

October 24, 2019 - October 28, 2019

This program is open exclusively to high school students and staff within New York City’s schools

Through an inclusive and endearing collection of short films, this program is exclusively offered to high school students and provides access and empowerment for LGBTQ+ youth to see themselves on screen while promoting media literacy and encouraging self-expression. These celebrated shorts from the film festival circuit capture a variety of topics that cut across the teen experience, including family dynamics, bullying, first dates, gender, and identity.

To learn more or inquire about tickets for your school, email

The screenings will take place:
Thursday, Oct. 24th at 4:30pm (SVA Theatre-2)
Friday, Oct. 25th at 4:15pm (Cinepolis Chelsea-7)
Monday, Oct. 28th at 4:30pm (SVA Theatre-2)

This program is made possible, and presented, by New York City Department of Education, Browning School, Chapin School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Friends Seminary, Horace Mann School & Riverdale School. And is co-presented in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment.

Total Running Time: 90 min

The One You Never Forget
Dir. Morgan Jon Fox, USA, 2019, 0:08:00, English
Carey, a 14 year old boy, nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own.

Dir. Daryen Ru, USA, 2019, 0:15:00, English
On a regular day at school, Micayla is outed by a former friend turned rival.

Dir. Jessie Levandov, USA, 2019, 0:08:00, English & Spanish
Ali, a Dominican teenager from the Bronx, buys a present for his crush.

Dir. Alyssa Lerner, USA, 2019, 0:17:21, English
While her world crumbles from the 2008 financial crisis, a Filipina teenager is determined to avoid two unstoppable forces: her family’s home foreclosure and her creeping realization that she’s gay.

Full Beat
Dir. Kase Pena, USA, 2018, 0:10:00, English
A transgender youth, resentful of having to spend court-ordered time with her unaccepting dad, finds an unlikely ally in his fiancé.

Dir. Nicolas Greinacher, Switzerland, 2019, 0:14:09, English, Persian & Swiss German
Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan, meets Anna at the swimming pool. As the relationship between them develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.

Draw With Me
Dir. Constantine Venetopoulos, Greece & USA, 2018, 0:18:16, English
The coming out journey of a trans youth whose art became their outlet for self expression.

Q&A to follow


October 24, 2019
October 28, 2019
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SVA Theatre – 2
333 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
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(212) 592-2980


Screening Type
Teen Shorts Program