ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL C&C TEEN HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
Co-Founded by teen twin filmmakers, Carson and Carrington Bennett. The Second Annual C&C
Teen Hollywood Film Festival is sponsored by DCH Simi Valley Toyota and premier sponsors
Angela Bassett and The Earl Jones Institute.
Returning for it’s second year the C&C Teen Hollywood Film Festival (CCTHFF) will take place at
the Madrid Theatre known for their world class art, cultural events and entertainment.
CCTHFF continues to encourage teen filmmakers and young aspiring entrepreneurs by supporting and celebrating their
independent voices through film. Submissions from filmmakers ages 13-19 have come in from around the world. The festival
will host screenings from these talented youth, with awards to be presented in multiple categories for outstanding achievement in
filmmaking. Recognized will be short films; drama, comedy documentaries and music videos. The awards will include the Best
Of Show presented and sponsored by the nationally recognized and prestigious Latino Art Beat. Other awards will be sponsored
by major companies such as G-Technology and XFactor Films.
This year’s festival theme is “Celebrating Youth Creativity”. The event is set to take place on November 7, 2015 at the Madrid
Theatre, located at 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park with screenings beginning at 2 pm, followed by the red carpet starting at
5:30 p.m. with awards and celebrity gala immediately following.
Scheduled speaker will be Dexter Darden, currently starring in the box-office hit Maze Runner, who will share his insight and
experience with the teen directors, producers, writers and actors. Other scheduled celebrities in attendance will be Angela
Bassett (American Horror Story), Lorraine Toussaint (Rosewood, Orange Is The New Black), Tichina Arnold (Survivor’s
Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris), Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly), Leah Lewis (Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, Camp
Fred), Clifton Powell (Ray), and recording artist Heart Hays (“Straight For The Heart”). Other young Hollywood actors and
recording artists, to be confirmed, will also be in attendance as well as industry professionals who have served as mentors.
Twin brothers, 16-year old Carson and Carrington Bennett, who attend Granada Hills, iGranada Digital Arts & Sciences High
School, created the festival to give young filmmakers and future business entrepreneurs an opportunity to hone their skills as
aspiring businessmen and women. Their dream was to create a film festival run entirely by teens and for teens. These teens are
developing skills and being mentored in areas such as marketing, promotion, fundraising, social media, in addition to production,
sound, editing and photography.
To kick off the evening, the gala will feature “The It Factor Performing Arts Troupe” with an “Oscar style” musical
performance. The gala will also include a reception for the participants, and a silent auction to benefit “They Can’t Talk But We
Can, which supports children with disabilities and “The City Of Angels Scholarships” which support college students.
Tickets to the film screening at 2:00 pm are $8.00. Advanced tickets to the red carpet/gala are $20.00 for adults and $10:00 for
students 10-17-years old. Under 10 years old admitted free. Gala tickets may be purchased at the door for $30.00 for adults and
$20.00 for students. Advanced tickets may be purchased on the C&C Teen Hollywood Film Festival Website