The World Youth Alliance, an international organization that promotes the dignity of the human person, invites young directors from around the world to submit original short films that draw viewers into deeper contemplation of the human condition. Past films awarded by the World Youth Alliance have explored:
A panel of film industry experts will judge all submissions and invite a select number of directors to be Manhattan International Film Festival finalists. The work of these finalists will be featured in New York City at the Manhattan International Film Festival, February 28 – March 2, 2014.
Film director finalists will receive:
Furthermore, the following prizes will be awarded at the festival:
Following the festival, prize-winning films will be screened at the United Nations.
Complete the application form, including an online link to your film and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission is Monday, December 2, 2013. All applicants must be under age 30.For further application requirements and festival details, click here to download our application form.
Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of the 2013 Manhattan International Film Festival! To watch interviews with directors who participated, see video below.
Their films can be browsed below: