Conscious Youth Media Crew
A San Francisco-based youth-driven, digital media production studio. They provide the technology and training necessary for inner city youth to create quality media that represents their experiences, stimulates meaningful dialogue, and promotes social change. Check out their online films here.
Hot Shots High School Film and Ad Festival
The Hot Shots Creative Development Society, incorporated as a Non-Profit Society in Alberta, Canada, is dedicated to promoting the growth of youth creative expression. Hot Shots’ primary focus is year-round support and education in the realm of youth filmmaking. Check out the online film entries here and here.
Not a film festival, but a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young filmmakers. Check out their Screening Room to view their films.
Reel Works Teen Filmmaking is a non-profit organization centered of the conviction that every young person
has a story to tell and an important contribution to make our world. They provide classes and a yearly competition. Watch some of their entries here.
Reel Youth Film Festival
Watch their latest award winners here.
Second Annual Youth Film Festival
Sponsored by the Bresee Foundation, last year's theme was "Undocumented: People Without Papers".
The 2007 Festival theme is High School Dropouts.
SikhNet Youth Online Film Festival
Most people in the world don't know who Sikhs are. This Festival - for youth up to age 25, is designed to allow the creativity of young people spread the word about the Sikh culture. You can watch the 2006 entries here.
Privately organized festival for High School and College students. About 400 film entries available for online viewing. This isn't a festival in the tradition sense; there isn't a competition that gives out awards. This site is mostly a place where young filmmakers can post there films (for a fee) so they can get exposure.
Media That Matters Film Festival
Not exclusivity for young people (although many entries are from people under 21), this Festival focuses on short films on "the most important topics of the day". The Festival website includes films from six annual competions.