Are you an aspiring student filmmaker? Young directors can submit to our Youth by Youth Cinema (YYC) program!
This program is open to students in elementary, junior high, and high school (ages 6-18). Our programming committee will select the top films in each grade category for presentation during the 2016 festival (Sept. 21-Oct. 2). A special YYC Jury will give out awards in various categories, which will be presented following the YYC screening.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When can I submit a film to YYC?
A. Submissions open January 14, 2016 and close July 15, 2016.
Q. How long does my film need to be?
A. Films must be between 30 seconds and 7 minutes (longer films will be considered, but priority is given to films that meet the runtime criteria).
Q. What type of film can I submit?
A. We open submissions to fiction, animation and documentary films. Films must be suitable for all-ages. Unsuitable, exploitive and controversial material may disqualify the film.
Q. Are there any other restrictions for film submissions?
A. Films must have been completed in either 2015 or 2016 and must not have submitted to YYC previously. Licenses for all applicable copyrighted material (music/image/text sources) must have been secured by the filmmaker(s).
Q. How many films am I allowed to submit?
A. Any one applicant (teacher, principal or student) may submit as many films as qualify from your school or group.
Q. How do I submit my film?
A. Preview copies are accepted as secure online links, or standard DVD format. Preview copies must be labeled with title, director name, contact email address, and running time. Preview copies will not be returned.
Q. Are there any submission fees to enter a film?
A. There are no submission fees to submit to YYC.
Have any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org