NFFTY 2018 Works In Progress

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NFFTY is excited to announce the 4th annual Works in Progress Event presented by Studio School! Taking place during the 12th annual NFFTY weekend, this event is a wonderful opportunity to have your unfinished work watched, reviewed, and critiqued by a diverse panel of industry professionals.  Selected filmmakers will receive a filmmaker badge for NFFTY 2018, receiving full access to all festival events.

Do you have a rough cut of a film that needs to be re-worked? A fine cut that needs finessing? Screen your project in front of a knowledgeable panel and audience and get the feedback you need to finalize your best work!

The Works in Progress event will screen unfinished films from filmmakers 24-and-under.

This exciting opportunity to present unfinished works in an intimate, collaborative environment is open to all filmmakers; both those with AND without a film screening in the regular festival lineup are welcome to submit.


– Films must be 15 minutes or less in length
– Filmmaker must be 24-and-under
– Film must be at least partially shot – no screenplays, treatments, or storyboards
– Filmmaker must be in attendance at NFFTY 2018 (October 25 - 28)
– Acceptance into NFFTY 2018 not required for entry to Works in Progress Event


August 13
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 26

Submissions Open
Submission Deadline
Selected Participants Announced
Screening Files Due
Works in Progress Event

There is a $5 submission fee to submit a project to Works in Progress.


For any questions, email