This is the International Youth Film Festival
*Where submission is free.
The International Youth Film Festival aspires to create an inclusive platform for young filmmakers and screenwriters to showcase their work, reflecting a diversity of international identities that are presented in an annual, virtual festival. We are also deeply invested in expanding the reach of age-appropriate quality film to students in low-income schools as teaching tools, aligned with content-rich lesson plans.
- We put on an annual film festival at no cost to students that principally features films by youth for youth (ages 14-21).
- We mobilize international ambassadors who help discover and promote youth-centered films and documentaries.
- We encourage film criticism by creating a platform where young people critique new and established films.
- We connect young people with resources in filmmaking, directing, acting, screenwriting, and film criticism.
- We provide a platform for young people to submit their film for review and presentation on an ongoing basis.