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:

--narrative films
--series episodes
--music videos

Teachers submitting student work are expected to follow their District's guidelines and rules for legal releases and subject matter related to minors.

Overall Rating
  • So thanks for all...
    It's so good...

    July 2020
  • It was great experience! Thank you!

    March 2020
  • Fantastic. An honor to be a part of it and I'll be reapplying in the future.

    February 2020
  • Awesome festival. Great communication, all well organized with a very friendly touch. Thanks a lot!

    October 2019
  • Carina Silva

    Overall the festival is amazing, super friendly people. Could use a bit more communication between Festival and Nominees.

    September 2019