The mission of The Talented Youth is the encouragement and acknowledgement of young artists working in the media arts – promoting their accomplishments through festivals and programs and celebrating the extraordinary talent that exists and the compelling stories they tell. We seek to address marked needs in education and networking for young artists, and to expand opportunities for promotion of their work to a larger audience.
The mission of NFFTY is to enable, nurture, promote and encourage the next generation of filmmakers to inspire, lead and entertain the world with their stories.
The mission of NFFTY Earth is to promote the power of filmmaking to bring positive changes to the environment, support social justice, and encourage peace and partnerships with other countries.
The mission of NFFTY 365 is to provide year-round opportunities for the promotion of youth filmmaking and the education of young filmmakers.
The mission of Youth Filmmaking Excellence is to provide professional level training to young filmmakers in order to increase their artistic and technical filmmaking skills.
Core Operating Values
- Diversity and inclusiveness
- Anything taken on is done to exceed expectations
- Integrity and accountability
- Social responsibility
- Financial sustainability
- Creativity and thinking outside the box
The Talented Youth produces the most influential youth film festival in the world and serves as a venue and convergence for the most talented up and coming youth directors to showcase their films as well as introduce them to industry professionals and other professional development opportunities.