NFFTY, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, is the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. But it’s not just for youth.
NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington, and is the premier showcase of the best young directors, 22 and younger, from around the world.
The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting.
In 2012, the festival screened 222 films from the best filmmakers 22 and younger, representing 30 states and 20 countries, with 10,000 in attendance.
The festival has announced a call for entries for its 2013 edition, which will run April 25-28th in Seattle, WA.
NFFTY 2013 Submissions – NOW OPEN
Early Deadline: October 31, 2012, $19
Regular Deadline: November 30, 2012, $29
Late Deadline: January, 15, 2013, $39
Final Extended Deadline: January 31, 2013, $49
The film’s director(s) must have been 22 years old or younger at time of filming.
All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be properly licensed. See our Resource Guide.
All films must be in English or subtitled in English.
All films (national and international) may be submitted into only one category:
Feature – any narrative film over 30 minutes in length.
Short – any narrative short film under 30 minutes.
Documentary – documentary of any length.
Music Video – music video of any length.
Animation – any form of animation, any length.
Experimental – any length film that does not fit the mold of typical filmmaking.
Action Sports – any film under 15 minutes that represents, showcases or is inspired by Action Sports including skateboard, snowboard, surf, wake, BMX, and freeski.
For more info, and to submit your film, click HERE.