The Newark IFF Youth Festival will take place September 8-10th and feature screenings, workshops and an awards show for Newark Metropolitan Area youth ages 14-21.
The Youth Festival will be held in conjunction with the Newark International Film Festival and expose participating youth to film industry leaders throughout the year. Youth from the Newark Metropolitan Area will participate in film workshops during the school year, a Summer Film Bootcamp and year-long Script to Screen Mentorship program. Youth participants in these programs will also take part in curated, age-appropriate experiences during the Newark International Film Festival.
The goal of the Newark IFF Youth Festival is to mentor a new generation of youth filmmakers who will transform the film industry. African American and youth of color, LGBTQ and immigrant youth will be prioritized as they make up the bulk of youth in the greater Newark Metropolitan Area.