Have you always wanted to make your own movie?  Maybe you have, but didn't know how to get it done.

Well, if you're a teenager, now is your time.  Lights, camera, action!  CompuCraft, Celebration! Cinema and the Kent District and Grand Rapids Public libraries are teaming up to find the next Steven Spielberg.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 tells us the Kent County Teen Film Festival is coming in February 2014. The event gives young filmmakers a chance to see their movie on the big screen.  That may seem so far away, but it's not because there is a lot of work to be done ahead of time.

Submissions are due January 17, so the libraries are offering filmmaking classes beforehand. Classes include video writing, drawing storyboards, filming and video editing.

All short films must be written, directed and edited by teenagers in grades 6-12. The filmmaker/director must be a resident of Kent County.  So get signed up for the classes.  Then, it's production time. The films must be created after January 1, 2013, be ten minutes or less and must be G or PG-rated.

For more information about rules, regulations and deadlines for the Kent County Teen Film Festival, CLICK HERE!