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Youthfest! Invites Short Films, Comic Books and Screenplays

centres of youth engagement excellenceAn international film, screenplay and comic book competition for youth, students and professionals is calling for entries from all over the world.

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The event, known as International Family Film Festival (IFFF) and that marks its 20th year in 2015,says it “focuses on the family and those relationships that make up society’s most fundamental unit.”

Submissions may be made through or directly to the IFFF offices in Burbank, California, USA.

Submission guidelines for films, screenplays and YouthFest! projects are available at

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lola kenya screen's home, nairobi central business district, aug2009“IFFF presents a selection of professional level Panel Discussions that inform aspiring and working film professionals about ‘best practices’ regarding film financing, production, distribution, marketing, screenwriting and other significant current trends related to the creation of family films,” IFFF, whose Executive Director is Chris Shoemaker and Programme Director Patte Dee McKee, says.

Saying its “screenwriting competition showcases screenwriting excellence,” IFFF says finalists in each category have excerpts from their screenplays performed by professional LA actors before a live festival audience during the IFFF Screenwriters Showcase. Screenplay winners receive a Winner’s Certificate and the newest version of Final Draft® writing software.

The other festival highlight, besides the IFFF Screenwriters Showcase, is the IFFF Youthfest! Short Films, Comic Books and Screenplay that targets 8-17-year-olds worldwide. The Comic Book competition winners/finalists receive an embossed certificate and receive a downloadable v. of Comic Life3 software (or most current version).

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(An ArtMatters.Info article)


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