Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Submit Your Film to NFFTY 2011!

The world’s largest youth film festival: 4 days – 200 films – 7,000 fans

A Film for Every Fan

Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees – Online Application and Film Received By:

  • November 30, 2010 $25
  • January 31, 2011 $35
The film’s director(s) must have been 22 years old or younger at completion of filming.
International directors welcome. Films must be entered into only one of seven categories.
All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission from the owner. 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 10 minutes or under that represents, showcases or is inspired by Action Sports including skateboard, snowboard, surf, wake, BMX, and freeski.

How to Submit – Submission Process

Read the Official Rules and FAQs Make sure you understand rules and submission requirements before you start your online application.

Complete an Online Application (click ‘submit’ below to launch) Must be completed online no later than midnight PST, January 31, 2011.

Upload Your Film or Mail in DVD You will have the option of uploading your film to a secure website as part of the application process. Films submitted via DVD will still be uploaded to this system for judging, so we highly recommend filmmakers do their own uploading to ensure a high quality and error free submission. Smart filmmakers choose to upload and avoid mailing DVDs.

Before you start the online application, make sure you have the following items ready:

  • Good quality digital file of your film for upload. See Encoding Guidelines.
  • Film Still (300 dp1 recommended)
  • Synopsis and other film/director information
  • Credit Card Payment ready or mail in check


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