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15th - 17th November 2019, Edinburgh
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Film Festival Submissions Are Now Open

Submit Your Film to the 2019 Festival.

Shot film submissions have closed for this years Festival, but we are still accepting 2 minute Film Challenges until 1st November.  The Youth Team will announce the selected short film programme in mid October.

Submit a 2 minute Film Challenge

We want to see 2 minute films in one of the following three categories;

  • ‘One Take’ – films consisting of one shot
  • Films on the theme of Pressure’
  • Trailers’ (we do not encourage films made using trailer templates).

We are also collaborating with the Youth Cinema Network on a further Film Challenge: ‘Film For The Future’ these 2 minute films will explore the  Climate Crisis protests by young people around the world. Films submitted in this category will be screened at Youth Films Festivals around the world.

Film Must be no longer than 2 minutes long!

All of the films submitted in the Film Challenge section will be screened on a loop throughout the Youth Film Festival weekend.

Individuals may submit 1 film in each category and up to 3 films in total.

Film Challenges can be submitted until 1st November.


We will be awarding fantastic prizes in the following categories;

  • The Youth Team Award for Excellence
  • The Audience Award for Excellence
  • Impact Award
  • The Most Resourceful Film
  • The Most Imaginative Film
  • The Best Film Moment
  • Achievement in Cinematography
  • Achievement in Sound / Score
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