Important update about St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope Teen Film Festival.

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed until April 30, 2021 for your personal safety and well-being. We appreciate your continued support of St. Jude and look forward to seeing you again soon. As a global research hospital, our hearts and prayers remain with families all across the world who are dealing firsthand with COVID-19.

  1. The overall health and wellness of our patients, families, staff, visitors, donors, volunteers and everyone within the communities we serve is fundamental to our mission at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children with cancer and other diseases are immuno-compromised. That’s why we have worked proactively to safeguard our environment every day since we opened our doors nearly 60 years ago from the dangers of infectious diseases like COVID-19, a type of coronavirus.

    Your support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is important now, more than ever. Your investment supports clinical discoveries that save lives everyday here in the United States, and all across the globe. Thank you for your support.




Presented by Carousel Motor Group

We regret to inform you that this year's event has been postponed until April 30, 2021.


Enter the second annual St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope Teen Film Festival, presented by Carousel Motor Group. Twin Cities high school students will submit video examples of their best work, new or existing, that showcase their potential as aspiring filmmakers. From the submissions, three finalists will be selected to partner with production agencies to create a new short film featuring local St. Jude patients.

This competition provides you and other local teens an opportunity to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude may not be in your community, but our research and discoveries are. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

  1. Submit a video example of your best work, new or existing, that showcases your potential as an aspiring filmmaker. Any style of filmmaking (live action, animation, stop motion, etc.) will be permitted for your submission, and must be one to three minutes in total length. A diverse panel of brand and film industry experts will judge all of the video submissions and select three finalists who will move forward in the contest.

  2. If you’re selected as one of the three finalists, you will be invited to a fun-filled, kick-off event where you’ll be introduced to your mentor from a production agency who will partner with you in producing your Teen Film Festival film. During the event, you and your mentor will receive your assigned St. Jude Connections-themed story and given a list of pre-approved contacts you may feature in your film.

    You’ll collaborate with your mentor in creating your professional short film (up to a maximum of five minutes in length) which will premiere at The St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope. One winner for Best Film will be awarded at the event.

  3. Maybe you’ve been through cancer yourself, but if not, you probably know someone who has. It’s all too common these days. Cancer is a relentless, vicious beast, and while each cancer is different, there’s one thing all cancer has in common: you can’t beat it alone and you can’t simply wish it away. You need doctors, nurses and a network of family and friends. You need a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold when things get scary. Some patients and caregivers even meet a perfect stranger along the way, who later becomes like a member of the family. This year’s film contest is about those connections within the Twin Cities community – big, small, momentous, fleeting or otherwise.


All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patients Keenan and Robert


Submit your video to the Teen Film Festival

Submit your video for a chance to be featured in this year's film festival. You could also win a trip for two to visit St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee.

Please read the eligibility and requirements for all video submissions.

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Carousel Motor Group

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