NFFTY / National Film Festival for Talented Youth

About NFFTY / National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Founded in 2007 by three [then] teenagers, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth is the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging filmmakers. Based in Seattle, WA, the four-day film festival includes over 200 film screenings, panels, contests, parties, and networking opportunities for emerging filmmakers. Filmmakers from around the world submit feature-length and short films in narrative, documentary, animation, music video, and experimental categories. Since its founding in 2007, NFFTY has screened films from over 2,500 filmmakers ranging in age from 5 -24 years.


Programming Intern

June 2020 - October 2020 Seattle, WA
“I loved how well-connected the team was even though we worked remotely! Watching hundreds of films and reading dozens of scripts was a fantastic way to spend the summer and has led me directly to my next internship in Spring 2021. Overall, the NFFTY team is so much fun and offered unique personal connections to filmmaker in a younger age category. ”
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