NFFTY ANNOUNCES FINAL LINE-UP FOR FESTIVAL AND FUTURE OF FILM EXPO
SEATTLE – The largest youth film festival in the world, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), has announced its final line-up for the 2012 Festival and first ever Future of Film Expo. The Festival takes place April 26 through 29, 2012 and the Expo runs April 27 and 28, 2012. Both are in Seattle, Washington.
NFFTY 2012, presented by Bing, will screen 222 films by filmmakers 22 and under, from 30 states and 20 countries. Twenty eight screening events will take place over the four day Festival, including the Opening Night Gala that features six shorts; Da Capo from Germany; Safe (A Tale About Hope) from the United Kingdom; Shattered from Idaho; L.A., and En Route from California; and Shuffleboard Kings, from Canada. NFFTY Artistic Director Jesse Harris comments, “The films of NFFTY 2012 represent the voice of this generation. The stories are heart-stopping, gut wrenching and truly unforgettable.”
In addition to the Festival, the Future of Film Expo, which is presented by NFFTY and The Next Fifty, is free and open to the public. The Expo will have exhibitors from some of the biggest names in the film industry, as well as exclusive panels on the newest trends in film technology, music in the film industry, navigating the film school system, behind the scenes with independent film heavyweights, and more. More than 30 panelists will participate in the Expo events, including Saturday Night Live Director of Photography, Alex Buono. There will also be an ongoing Film 101 interactive experience for beginner filmmakers and the Xbox 360® Lounge will feature workshops, roundtable discussions, demos and networking.
About NFFTY and the Future of Film Expo:
The National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) is the largest and most influential film festival in the world for young filmmakers (age 22 and under). NFFTY 2012 is presented by Bing, additional sponsors include Volvo Cars of North America, Xbox 360®, Expedia®, vitaminwater®, and City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Expo is co-presented by The Next Fifty. Visit www.NFFTY.org for Festival and Expo information.
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