All teen youth (13-20) movie competition and showcase drawing from youth media production sources across the US and Canada. The entries are juried by 24 teens over 3 weeks who make the selection of the top 5 hours and host the live on stage theater show at our 1000 seat Crest Theatre in the State Capital. The top CA movie and media colleges attend the all school day event. A "wizard" from the movie industry is our Career Vision Speaker. The entire show is webcast live in real time that is attended by students from our Sacramento Sierra region with their teachers and families. Lunch is served in the all day event as part of admission.

Winning a slot in the day's program is the "award" to be in company with the best youth productions in America. We webcast live, in real time, and also continuously rebroadcast the entire show on public access TV around the country. Wining letters are sent to all the production teams for portfolio purposes and all jury forms are returned to all the entrants to share feedback.

• Entry length must be at least 3 minutes and less than 40 minutes.
• There are no specific entry categories. We invite animation, claymation, drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, etc. to show off your film making originality and artistry. An all youth jury will select the best entries for exhibition.
• Content of the works should be as creative as possible. Entries with gratuitous violence, profanity, or sanctioned tobacco or other substance abuse will be disqualified.
• Jury entries must be submitted highest resolution DVD format, Blue Ray DVDs or online link to at Tower of Youth. Data Files must be broadcast quality AVI or MOV. If your entry is selected for exhibition on the Film Day, we will get back to you to obtain the best format for the full commercial screen theater projection.
• Each entry must be accompanied by a signed, fully completed official ENTRY FORM available by download from our web site. You must Include a brief movie maker’s bio, information about the film’s production, a 720 pixel x 480 pixel, 300 dpi still and a explanatory “blurb” that can be used on our Web site, our printed program and media releases if the work is chosen for exhibition. (SEE CHECKLIST BELOW)
• See the jury form ON LINE for selection criterion.
• Enclose a clearly labeled highest resolution entry Verify that all the information is clearly filled out and is current
• Attach a list of names, ages, and roles of all persons involved in production and thier
• Attach short synopsis of movie. Please include a high-resolution (300 dpi) production promo JPEG.
• Enclose a $10.00 Check or Money Order for each
entry up to 5 or $50 maximum. Free for 6 or more entries (TAX DEDUCTIBLE).
Make checks payable to: Tower of Youth.
• Legal use waiver must accompany entry form for any copyrighted material or be disqualified
• Media entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the work and can rightfully enter into this agreement. Entrant agrees to grant the Tower of Youth the right to exhibit, cable cast, publish, Web broadcast, and the use of photographs and images of this entry as required to promote and sustain Tower of Youth related nonprofit educational progams. Due credit will always accompany usage.
• Media Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Tower of Youth from all damages and liabilities incurred arising out of the content and matter contained in the entry.
The signature on the Entry Form acknowledges understanding and agreement with the form that is being submitted.
• If you miss the entry deadline date, call 916/944-0100 to discuss possible short extension!

Mail to:
Tower of Youth
3711 Dell Road Carmichael, CA 95608
916 . 944-0100

It’s simply a brilliant event run entirely by youth, Webcast live, in real-time, then distributed for broadcast from beginning to end!
Entry GUIDELINES, ENTRY forms and MODEL JURY FORM for this event are
available on our Web site