The 2021 SEFLIN DYDG Film Festival “Fearless Youth Initiative” is a celebration of individuals, community and creative expression. Explore your artistic self by creating either an animated film, documentary, music video or a short film. The film topic can show what “community” means to you, what challenges do you see in your community and how do the challenges in your community shape your future? What does it mean to be a “Fearless, Mindful Youth?”

Selected projects will be showcased during our First Annual SEFLIN DYDG “Fearless, Mindful Youth” Film Festival on August 26, 2021. This event will include an industry Q & A panel discussion with filmmakers and industry professionals. Select works will be compiled and shared with libraries in the SEFLIN region showcasing the work of individual youths within our region.

A prize and digital certificate will be awarded to a single film, screened during the film festival in each category of (1) Animated Film (2) Film (3) Music Video (4) Photography

Viewer’s Choice Award: The viewers choice award will be given to a locally produced film, screened on the day of the Fearless, Mindful Youth Film Festival screening with the most total votes from the viewing audience.

Films will adhere to standard G and PG rating, as outlined with the Motion Picture Association of America film rating system. These should be noted as such; Rated G: General Audiences – all ages admitted. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – some material may not be suitable for children.

Keep submissions to 1 project per filmmaker.

Multiple submissions will be disqualified.

All projects should stay at or under 10 minutes in length.

All films should have been completed within the last two years.
Appropriate clearance, rights and agreements must be submitted for all work being screened. Through the submission of your work, each creator guarantees these permissions have been obtained.

Include subtitles for non-English language projects.

SEFLIN DYDG Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission.

SEFLIN DYDG Film Festival holds the rights to screen films more than once.

Films will be scheduled at the discretion of the SEFLIN DYDG Film Festival.

Films produced of financed by a major motion picture studio are not eligible to submit.

SEFLIN DYDG Film Festival does not guarantee films to be screened during the Fearless, Mindful Youth Film Festival.


Through submitting your entry, you are granting SEFLIN permission to use any and all material submitted to promote and publicize events and festivals held by SEFLIN.

All Films and projects must be submitted electronically through FilmFreeway.

Films must provide a password to view films on privately locked platforms.

Films should be shot in HD or higher and compatible to view on HD devices.

Filmmakers must provide a high-resolution poster.