The 7th Annual Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival is a media empowerment and social change media platform to showcase and elevate the voices of today's youth through film, and inspire young people to create change using the art of cinema and filmmaking.

Join us for a dynamic 2-days of a curated selection of stand-out youth films, workshops, master classes, keynote sessions, a pitch competition, laptop raffle, teen talk show, popcorn, and red carpet photos with celebrity guests.

WHO ATTENDS: Youth Creatives, Filmmakers, Summer Camps (ages 11+), and those who just love good stories!

WHAT TO EXPECT: Youth films, Keynote, Workshops, Masterclasses, Media Empowerment Panel, and Award Ceremony

WHEN: July 21-22, 2022

WHERE: Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater
17011 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

TICKETS: $20 Adults; $5 Youth Ages 11-21

The ticketed event is open to the public.

Our festival enhances Urgent Inc's mission to empower young minds to transform their communities. The transformational power of combining individual skill-building. education and the arts provide youth the opportunity to learn and demonstrate new competencies while positively engaging in their community. Moreover, youth are motivated and encouraged to learn and gain the information shared throughout the festival, raise awareness around community issues, and then share it with a broad audience of their peers.

Online Screening Date: Friday, July 22nd
Time: TBA
Location Site: Youtube Live!

Please RSVP at https://www.urgentinc.org/youth-film-festival for the Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival today!

Our industry professional judges help us determine various awards in categories such as narrative short film, documentary, public service announcement, and music video. All official selections are automatically considered as nominations, and the official award selections are honored and announced at the festival during the award show. In addition, we sometimes have scholarship awards to various film-making programs. All award selection filmmakers receive trophies during the award show of the two-day festival.

2022 FESTIVAL SEASON - TOP 12 AWARD CATEGORIES

- Best Live Action Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Public Service Announcement (PSA)
- Best Music Video
- Best Screenwriting
- Best Cinematography
- Media Empowerment Award
- Creators for Change Award
- Rising Youth Filmmaker Award
- Audience Choice Award
- Grand Jury Prize Award

Eligible youth filmmakers must be secondary-level, middle school, high-school or college-age students at 25 or younger.

Films must be 8-minutes or less in length and involve youth filmmakers and talent.

Film submissions must focus on the theme of the festival which is Social Change. Examples of content: social justice, community impact, global awareness, inclusion, diversity, activism, LGBTQ+, gender, race, equality, police brutality, teen violence, relationships, family, education, digital divide, life situations, etc.

All media content submissions for local youth must be submitted by May 2022.

The festival is free to the public. RSVP at www.urgentinc.org. We do require that all selected filmmakers confirm their attendance in advance, virtual or In-person, to be part of the 2-day festival.