Film encompasses narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation filmmaking. The most competitive films are well edited and showcase original and clear storytelling, while demonstrating strong elements of character and theme.
Are you a filmmaker who is 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12?
Application opens June 22, 2021.
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
The requirements for the 2022 competition are listed in the downloadable PDF.
Every cliché thing people said is, indeed, true. I feel like I know my YoungArts friends more than any of my friends at home—even though it’s only been a week.“