NFFTY 2014 Submissions Now Open!
What is NFFTY?
NFFTY is the largest and most influential youth film festival in the world. In 2013, we screened 215 amazing films from the best filmmakers 22 and younger representing 30 states and 20 countries, with 10,000 in attendance. NFFTY 2014 will be April 24-27th in Seattle, WA.
Check out this video to learn why you should submit your film to NFFTY!
Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees - Online Application and Film Received By:
Early Deadline: October 31, 2013 | $25
Mid Deadline: November 30, 2013 | $30
Regular Deadline : January, 15, 2014 | $40
Late Deadline: January 31, 2014 | $50
**Extra $10 fee applies per submission if you mail in a DVD rather than preferred upload method.
**Middle East Waiver – Submission fees for NFFTY 2014 will be waived for any filmmakers from Middle East countries as part of a special showcase initiative this year. Email email@example.com with proof of residency to request waiver.
- 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.
- Hustle – short film of any style (animation, doc, narrative) following stories about the everyday urban hustle for the pursuit of a passion. Presented by vitaminwater
Note: Public Service Announcements, Commercials and film trailers are not eligible for consideration in any category.
Awards & Opportunities
- Festival Awards – We’ll be announcing specific Jury and Audience Awards closer to the festival.
- Original Content Projects – In the past year, we’ve given out $90,000 in cash to NFFTY Alumni to produce special branded projects. Once you’ve had a film accepted into NFFTY, you will be eligible for these opportunities.
- Hustle Award – The winner of the Hustle category this year will receive a $5,000 grant to go towards pursuing your passion.
- At The Festival – When you attend NFFTY as a Filmmaker, you get to meet fellow young filmmakers from around the world, network with industry leaders and grow as a filmmaker. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience.