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The Fourth Annual Young Directors’ Film Festival invites teens from across the Tampa Bay community to create and submit a film for the opportunity to be screened at the Tampa Museum of Art on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6p.  

Students can submit their film under Early Action submissions or Regular Submissions. Submissions for Early Action open Saturday, August 31, 2019 and close Thursday, October 31, 2019. The Youth Council will select five films from Early Action submissions for a guaranteed screening in the Young Directors’ Film Festival. The rest of submissions from Early Action will be deferred to the pool of Regular Submissions.  

Regular Submissions open Monday, November 4, 2019 and close Saturday, January 4, 2020. Students submitting under Regular Submissions will have the chance for their film to be screened at the Festival.  

All students submitting their film to the Youth Council’s Film Festival must adhere to the guidelines linked below.  


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Watch the 2019 Young Directors' Film Festival

Enjoy the best of Tampa Bay high school cinema in the TMA Youth Council’s Young Directors’ Film Festival! Teens shared their films then took part in a new Q&A session with Festival Judges. Also new, hear from Film Tampa Bay Film Commissioner, Tyler Martinolich. The Festival was filmed and is available as part of the Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network’s Filmmaker Spotlight series.

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