The 9th Annual Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest is dedicated to showcasing short films and videos from regional and national youth.

Saturday, November 16th at the Crosstown Theater.

Jury Awards
$500 + Trophy -- Jury Award for Best Memphis Youth Film
$600 -- Jury Award for Best CrewUp Youth Mentorship Team Film

Audience Awards
$300 -- Audience Award for Best Memphis Youth Film
$300 -- Audience Award for Best CrewUp Youth Mentorship Team Film
$300 -- Audience Award for Best National Youth Film

Additional staff awards and surprises to come!

• All films submitted must be made by students in grades 7-12 or 2024 high school graduates.

• Film submissions under 10 minutes in total runtime is strongly recommended. If your film exceeds 10 minutes in length, it will be much harder to consider for programming.

• Films can be submitted for free by students living in the Memphis metro area (select "Memphis Youth Shorts" category). Any submissions made to this category by non-Memphis area residents will automatically be disqualified.

• Students living outside the metro area can submit films but must pay a fee for each film submitted (select "National Youth Shorts" category)

• Films can be shot with any type of equipment including cell phone, iPad, Go Pro cameras, and beyond.

• The director, writer, camera person, and editor must be between grades 7 - 12, including 2024 high school graduates. The actors may be of any age. Adults may assist the crew in advisory/educational roles only.

• Pay careful attention to your audio quality while filming and before submitting to the festival. Poor audio recording is the #1 issue for otherwise well-made youth films.

• Students can submit as many entries as they like but each must be submitted as a separate entry.

• The deadline to submit is 11:59pm Sunday, July 7th 2024.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you very much for including "Adult" to your festival programm! Your empathy and support of Ukraine are so important for us. Congratulations to the winners!

    September 2023
  • Graham Whitworth

    Great fest! Highly recommend it!

    October 2021
  • Ava Bounds

    Very good festival. Communication was excellent. A very good youth festival. I would recommend it.

    September 2020
  • Ben Dreblow

    Well I was not able to attend I was very excited and honored to have HAVEN selected for screening at this festival. They were responsive and helpful in our email communications!

    January 2020
  • Tina Quarles

    The festival is a really good learning experience. I’ve attended the 2017 and 2018 festival, but I will say that the 2018 didn’t have as many awards as the 2017 one did. I wish there were awards specifically for animations, music videos, acting, lighting, editing, writing, etc. But it’s overall a good film fest.

    February 2019