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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the entry requirements?
To be eligible for the Flint Youth Film Festival you must meet the following critetia:
Where can I register?
Registering is simple and can be done any of the following ways:
Where and when do I need to submit the registration form?
Go to the Enter tab on our website and download an entry form to fill out or click the link to submit through FilmFreeway or our Google Form.
When is the Film Festival and where will it be held?
Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all films entered into the 2021 Flint Youth Film Festival screening will be available on our YouTube channel for the entire month of July. Click here to RSVP & free tickets!
When is the Ceremony and where is the venue of the event?
The Flint Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony is usually held at the Flint Institute of Arts. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 Awards Ceremony will be streamed online.
Is it true that my entry will be on exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts for the whole month of July?
Yes. Films that win any prize as part of the Flint Youth Film Festival will be screened in the Media Gallery at the Flint Institute of Arts. This is an important asset to your resume as an artist and for entrance into college, art or film school.
How else can entrance in the film festival benefit me?
Entrants who have participated in our festival have had films win prizes at other festivals, such as Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. Some participants have gone on to earn a student EMMY. Others have gone on to attend film programs at NYU and the Maryland Institute College of Art, both with widely recognized programs and alumni. Additional participants are working on their college degrees closer to home as well as working in area media.
Who are the Judges?
Are there any cash prizes?
Yes, winning entrants can win cash prizes for their films.
Do you offer Filmmaking workshops?
Yes we do! We have workshops that benefit all ages and a variety of topics. Good for newbies to the world of film as well as some with a little more experience. Click here for WORKSHOPS
How do I join the Festival team?
We are always looking for volunteers and interns to join our team and help us do outreach and get things done for the Festival. If you're interested send us a message here or email us at email@example.com and we'll work on setting up a meeting to see if you're a good fit.
The submission deadline is JUNE 1, 2021 (electronic submission dating). Free!!!
Minors must receive guardian/parental consent to enter the competition.
Entrants are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation session for the festival.
Entrants are strongly encouraged to attend the filmmaking workshops provided by the festival.
Categories of Entries
13-15: up to 5 minutes
16-19 (Fiction or Non-Fiction): up to 10 minutes
20-25 (Fiction or Non-Fiction): up to 20 minutes