Dear Youth Filmmakers,

Welcome to iyfilm.org! This site is the home base for the International Youth Film Festival: an exciting endeavor that you can learn more about by exploring these pages.  After the success of our first two years, we are very excited to announce that we are accepting submissions for our third iteration of the festival.

Before you submit and spread the word, here are a few things that you should know about IYFF:

1. This festival was created to serve as both an outlet for young filmmakers and an international network for developing artists. Regardless of what language you speak and what country you call home, your film is welcome here! If you wish to submit a film in a language other than English, feel free to do so. Subtitles are NOT required for non-English videos.

2. As an added incentive, winners in each of our four categories will receive cash prizes as well as recognition as part of the 2016 International Youth Film Festival Official Selection. The winners of each of the four categories will receive a $500 cash prize.

3. The deadline to submit a film is January 1, 2016.

If you have any questions pertaining to the submission process, our panel of judges, rules and regulations, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want your experience with us to be as streamlined as possible.

This project is the result of months of hard work and dedication, so we are extremely excited to finally share our idea with you.

We can’t wait to see your films!

The IYFF team