Approaching its ninth annual festival, NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming 2015 festival!

Todd Kaumans, the festival’s Program Manager, recounts how NFFTY 2014 attendance was over 12,000 (in four days!) and featured 214 films representing 30 states and 15 countries. This year, the festival anticipates 1,000+ submissions from young filmmakers from all over the world.

The deadlines for submissions are as followed:

  • Early Deadline – October 31
  • Mid Deadline – December 1
  • Regular Deadline – January 5
  • Late Deadline – January 26

It’s also worth reporting that NFFTY not only displays amazing talent, but produces it as well – NFFTY Creative is the organization’s original content production arm that makes material for brand name clients and sponsors. In return, NFFTY alumni are given the opportunity to work on these larger paid projects and make significant connections. Any filmmaker selected for NFFTY ’15 will be in consideration for these exciting projects.

Read more about NFFTY’s upcoming 2015 festival in their press release, including their tackling of gender inequality in the industry.

NFFTY runs from April 23-26, 2015 in Seattle if you want to check out the young and emerging voices of the filmmaking community!

You can submit an entry online via FilmFreeway and get more information regarding submissions here.

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