We are very proud to offer a youth component to the NIFF for youth 19 years or younger. The youth festival will be included in the Newark International Film Festival body but will be governed by a separate group, to ensure that the youth are treated fairly and have the same opportunities available to the professional filmmakers in the Newark IFF. We accept works from filmmakers aged 19 or younger for the Youth Festival component. Youth filmmakers may submit both to the Youth Festival and to the main Newark International Film Festival competition.
Submissions must be made by filmmakers 19 years old or younger at the time of the creation of the film, series or screenplay and created in 2015 or later. Submissions may include but are not limited to:
Teachers submitting student work are expected to follow their District's guidelines and rules for legal releases and subject matter related to minors.