Greenfield Youth Film Festival is a forum for young filmmakers from the metropolitan Philadelphia region to collaborate, create and showcase their work while expressing their creativity through film. It includes a full day academic workshop taught by university professors, high school teachers, and professionals in the film industry to provide the students with skills and relevant film-based education in a hands-on environment. The year culminates with an academy-style awards night when students are highlighted and recognized publicly for their expression and effort, and given prizes in the form of cash, trophies (known as "Greenies"), experiences, and other film-related gifts.

 

The Festival is a product of the partnership between the Greenfield Foundation, the Upper Dublin Education Foundation and the School District of Upper Dublin. Started in the summer of 2008 with five participating schools, it became clear that many high school students were making films that they wanted others to see. The focus is to recognize these students, keep them interested and involved, and to make their voices heard.

 

 

2015 Film Submissions on Youtube channel GYFFjudging2015

 

2015 Montage CLICK HERE

 

2014 Film Submissions on Youtube channel  GYFF 2014

 

 

The festival culminates with a red-carpet style event held at the Upper Dublin Performing Arts Center. 

 

Prizes are given for the top 3 winners in three main categories:

  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Experimental

 

 Awards may also be given as determined by our judging panel for some or all of the following:

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Special effects
  • Cinematography
  • Screenwriting
  • Editing
  • Lighting
  • Sound design
  • Use of a teacher
  • Voices Heard Award*

*This special award will be given to the film that best promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities of any type.

 

awards night will be held on 4/20/16 at 7 pm at the upper dublin high school performing arts center.  more information will be available in march 2016.

PHOTOS FROM 2015 AWARDS NIGHT

group projects due 2/5/16

films due 3/2/16 by 11:59 pm

awards night 4/20/16 at 7 pm

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