To celebrate 20 years since the foundation of Young Film Academy (YFA), YFA are delighted to announce the first ever OPEN submission categories for the Young Film Awards 2024!

Since 1998, the Young Film Academy community has gathered at the end of August at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London, UK, to host the Young Film Awards. This prestigious event recognises and rewards the finest international young filmmaking and screen acting talent, aged 8-18.

For the Young Film Awards 2024, it's our pleasure to introduce TWO NEW AWARDS CATEGORIES, entirely open to aspiring young filmmakers from across the world (aged 10-13 & 14-18). Attendance at a YFA course is not required.

So if you are a young filmmaker aged 10-13 or 14-18 and would like to have your talents recognised at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London, UK, this Summer, please read on to find out how you can enter!

The Young Film Awards will present a statuette and certificate to winners in the following categories.

Certificates will also be presented to nominees in the following categories:

Best Film (Open Category - Ages 10-13)

Best Film (Open Category - Ages 14-18)

Before you submit your film, please ensure you have read the following:

- The filmmakers of the submitted films must be or have been within the age limits of their respective categories at the time of their film's completion. Either 10-13 or 14-18.

- Films must not have been completed before 15th August 2022

- Films must be no more than 10 minutes duration

- Films can be any or style or genre, but they must be narrative fiction. Documentaries, music videos and other non-fiction mediums will not be accepted.

- Both UK and international entries are accepted and will be judged in the same categories.

- Films in languages other than English must include English subtitles where deemed necessary.

- By submitting your film to the Young Film Awards you give us permission to screen an extract from your film at the Young Film Awards ceremony and to share news of the film's nomination/win and screening on social media. You also give us permission to share the film digitally with viewers at home as part of a one-off live stream of the event that will conclude on 31st August 2024. Following the 31st August 2024, you are also giving YFA permission to hold and store the film within the Young Film Academy's archive as part of the wider recording of the Young Film Awards ceremony 2024. Full details will be confirmed in your Young Film Awards selection email if selected.

- We will notify all submitters of the outcome of their submission by July 1st 2024

- Each winning film will be allocated tickets for no more than 4 attendees at the Award Ceremony at British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank, London

- The Young Film Awards does not agree to pay license or screening fees for the selected films.

- Due to the high volume of submissions received Young Film Academy is unable to offer feedback.

- Should your film be nominated, you will need to supply either a downloadable file or link to the film via Film Freeway.

- Should your film be nominated and should you attend the awards ceremony, you acknowledge that YFA may use for publicity purposes and without prior notification any photograph or audio/video material taken of the attendees at the location.

- By submitting your film you agree to the full terms and conditions as listed above.