It's a family affair! Gather your kids - and that one neighbor kid who never goes home - and head down to NFFTY for a top-of-the-morning treat! From an adolescent magician to an endearing tail of a stray cat to an exploration of how love can unite us, we can certainly join together in celebration of these young directors! *Kids welcome, only youthful adults allowed*
In October 2019, high schools across the United States and Canada will participate in a 48-hour race to complete a three-minute short film, all while containing required elements: a prop, a line of dialogue, and fitting into a certain theme. These are their stories.
As a boomer would say, this is the "artsy-fartsy stuff", or just "huh?" But NFFTY gets it! Young directors have stories to tell and unlimited ways to artistically express themselves. These films lean into the art of filmmaking and the result is a kaleidoscopic instersection of dance, experimental, music video and visual poetry. Mash me up, Scotty!
The climate is shifting. These stories from the environmental frontlines illustrate the beauy of our shared planet and the intensity of its rapid transformation. We all can make a difference; these filmmakers used their cinematic voice to take a stand for Mother Nature.
We're all on Team Human! In order to help reach a shared understanding of who we are, the untold stories of us must come to light. Get to know your neighbors, from near or far, as we work to make the bonds we all share a little tighter. We all get by with a little help from our friends!
Meet the millennials fighting back against unpaid work. Call Me Intern follows three interns-turned-activists who refuse to accept that young people should have to work for free to kickstart their careers. Their stories challenge youth stereotypes and help give a voice to the growing movement for intern rights across the world.
As a NFFTY filmmaker, these comes a time when you're ready to face the metaphorical final boss. You've beaten all levels and it's time...to LEVEL UP. In other words, these are some darn good films exploring a wide variety of time periods and stories. Ranging from the Holocaust to life on the streets of modern-day New York, you'll feel like you've cracked the code to the game of empathy when the final credits roll.
We'll never know what life is truly like in a world other than our own, but this screening will help you get close! Ranging from peculiar puppets to nonconformist nuns to gruesome gladiators, these stories plunge you into pools of lives lived in atypical actualities.
Get ready to be flooded with creative inspiration! Filmmaker and Vimeo Staff Pick record-holder Matty Brown is joining us this year to share his unique journey navigating the film industry and talk about everything from discovering and enhancing your own style to combatting self doubt. See how Matty’s projects evolved from inception to the final cut and learn some new techniques for you own creative process!
How many licks does it take until you get to the center of NFFTY? If you're here, you've arrived! Approximately 126 films, 4 workshops, and 3 parties into the festival, we've reached the centerpiece. Like a fine piece of china, everything revolves around this. And these stories will tug at your tenderness, rip apart your faith in humanity, and then sew it back up again with nice little bow on top. You just may never look at camping the same way again.
They say experimentation unlocks your inner genius. Actually, nobody says that but it sounds good, right?! If it's true, these directors are well on their way to Marie Curie-levels of ingenuity. Open your mind and take an impressionistic trip into the deep psyche of underground NFFTY imaginative inventiveness. En garde, avant-garde!
The scariest, spookiest, all-around sinister spectacle that your inner fright-fiend has been festering for. Bring an extra pair of pants and your driving gloves because this white-knuckle ride will launch you into the depths of demonic delight! Mwahaha!