The World Youth Alliance (WYA) invites young directors from around the world to submit original short films that effectively and creatively portray human dignity and authentic accounts of the human experience. WYA is seeking to highlight films that represent the triumph of the human spirit, heroic accounts of the individual’s use of freedom, the power of solidarity among people from diverse backgrounds, and other related themes that artfully draw viewers into deeper contemplation of the human condition.
A distinguished panel of film industry experts will judge all submissions and select top directors to be Manhattan International Film Festival finalists. The short films of these finalists will be featured at the Manhattan International Film Festival scheduled for January 27-28th, 2012, at Marymount Manhattan College. A travel stipend will be provided for all film director finalists.
At the Manhattan International Film Festival, film director finalists will receive:
Furthermore, the following prizes will be awarded at the festival:
These prize-winning films will be screened at a private event for international diplomats at the United Nations.
To request an application form and instructions for uploading short film submissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications and submissions must be received by Thursday, December 1st, 2011.