Youth Film Fest

If you are young, innovative and willing to make a positive change in your community, you definitely fit into our scope of people we are looking for. Youth Film Fest is a unique festival promoting solely the youth artistic aspect and their attitudes toward positive changes in our society. Youth Council of the U.S. Embassy altogether with Innovation Centre of Kosovo are successfully bringing the second edition of this unique festival, Youth Film Fest (YFF).

About YFF

YFF is an opportunity for the youth of Republic of Kosovo, regardless their ethnicity to showcase their talent in filmmaking by creating and publishing a short film about:

  • 1. Youth Empowerment
  • 2. Women in Business
  • 3. Technology, Environment and Society

launching the second edition of
this unique festival

We highly encourage you to show the best and the positive sides for any of the topics you will choose, therefore we are calling out amateur and professional filmmakers to present their views through movies on the topics presented in YFF.

YOUTH FILM FEST

Let your audience know how do you feel and what do you think of great successful women in business though you might not be a woman, or the huge impact of youth, or let us know how technology is facilitating our everyday lives. It can be anything you think the audience has to know and become familiar with. Last year’s edition brought us an amazing perspective how our Kosovo and its young filmmakers can find their way out to create some great artistic movie with zero cost, this year’s effort remains the same, you only need to have an idea and a smartphone.

YFF Workshops – We guide, you create!

Youth Film Fest workshops will be during autumn 2016, so that the youth gets some tips and tricks on how to make a movie. These workshops are facilitated by professional trainers who will be delivering presentations deriving from their own experience and knowledge in the film industry. You can send your application before the Workshops if you wish to participate, however, you can still apply with your movie (if you already have a movie or know how to capture it without attending the workshop). We encourage amateur and professional film-makers, or anyone willing to show their views on the topics to shoot and submit their production starting from August 15 until December 1st 2016.

YFF Mission

The mission of Youth Film Fest is to promote and encourage the creative spirit of our next generation of filmmakers so that their stories are heard and their talent is appreciated.

YFF Vision

Our vision is promote youth of Kosovo endowed with talent and creativity.

Eligibility criteria

  • Citizen of Kosovo
  • Aged 16-30
  • Language doesn't matter (Albanian, Serbian or English)
  • The movie should not be older than 2 years and published
  • Maximum 3 people can be involved into producing a movie
  • Apply before December the 1st

Awards AND Movie requirements

This year YFF is giving away prices for the first three places. Apply, get your camera ready, work hard and you will be surprised!

Duration./

Duration of the movie: up to 40 minutes.
You can apply as an individual or as a group (max three people can be involved). If you choose to apply as a group you have to apply with the name of your leader then you will be contacted in addition to provide the names of other two people with whom you are working with.

Requirements./

No requirements regarding movie genre. Let it be drama, documentary or even animation, you choose.
No language requirements. You can use any language you want.
You don’t need a professional camera to shoot your movie, use your smart phone.

/Rules

YFF encourages you to come up with a new (unpublished) short film created within the period of Youth Film Fest announcement for applications, we will also give chances to short films who are NO MORE than 2 years older and published, which highlight the three topics mentioned above, but with the condition of not participating previously or in parallel matter to other Film Festival competitions (exception if participated/participating as a guest movie to other Film Festivals).
Racism, discrimination, offensive vocabulary and political promotions are forbidden.

Any updates on YFF will be released via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat so please follow @youthfilmfest on every social network that you use. If you want to tweet or post about Youth Film Fest 2016 or share photos with your friends, please use the hashtag #youthfilmfest

ORGANISERS

Youth Council of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo is an initiative established under the aegis of the U.S Embassy in Kosovo; it marked its formal launch in April of 2014. It aims to empower and promote the youth of Kosovo by providing them the means to channel their potential.

Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) is a center whose aim is to connect research and development component of scientific field with the business sector, focusing on creating new job opportunities oriented towards the future, based on knowledge and new technology.

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