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Young Filmmakers Bring Extreme Sports To The Festival Screen 

SEATTLE – vitaminwater® is supporting up and coming filmmakers through their partnership with the National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY), the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. vitaminwater® will be the title sponsor of the Action Sports category, as well as a Premier Festival Sponsor.

The Action Sports category is open to any short film (less than 10 minutes) that represents, showcases or is inspired by action sports, including skateboard, snowboard, surf, moto, wake, BMX, or freeski. In order to meet eligibility criteria for NFFTY 2012: 1) the film’s director must have been 22 years old or younger at completion of filming; 2) all music and other copyrighted material used in films must be original or filmmaker must have obtained permission from the owner; and, 3) the film must be in English or subtitled in English.

NFFTY 2012 will be held April 26-29 in Seattle and will showcase over 200 films from young directors. Submission deadline for the action sports category is January 31, 2012. Filmmakers can view the full eligibility rules and submit their film at


About NFFTY:

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 occurs each spring in Seattle, Washington and includes over 200 film screenings, filmmaking panels, film contests, parties, and opportunities for young filmmakers to network with industry professionals and each other. Young filmmakers from around the world submit feature-length and short films in narrative, documentary, animation, music video, experimental, and action sport categories. It’s expected that more than 10,000 film fans will attend the 2012 festival. NFFTY 2012 is presented by Bing, additional sponsors include Volvo Cars of North America, Xbox LIVE and vitaminwater®.


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