Submissions are open to high schoolers, 14 to 19 years of age. Only secondary roles (such as talent) may be outside this range. Adults may provide assistance and advise in the production of submissions, but their help must be minimal.
All music copyright, talent, and location releases must be submitted with each entry.
Accurate and complete credits are required on-screen and on-file. Films should be at/under 12 minutes, and screenplays should be at most 15-20 pages long.
A valid high school ID of the most recent/current year you attended high school must be attached with your submission.
You! The Fest is free and open to all high-school students. Whether you make films or just like watching them we'd love to see you at the Fest.
The Fest features a keynote speaker, workshops with local professionals, and screenings/awards for the best submissions!
The Fest is hosted on the campus of Germantown Friends School, in the Sharpless building.
The Fest will take place on Saturday, February 27nd, 2021.
The Fest is a great opportunity to make connections or just chat with local filmmakers and similarly passionate students. You might also have a chance to show off your film on the big-screen!
Style & Substance - documentary
with Gage Johnston
How to be a Student Entrepreneur in the Film Industry
with Alex Favin
Essentials of Post Production Work Flow
with Paul Bastin
Scene Analysis 101
with Jacob Mazer
Producing Television for Broadcast TV!
with Victor C. Reyes
with Kathy Van Cleve
Lighting Tips for Student Filmmakers
with Emory Van Cleve
Can I Use This YouTube Video In My Documentary?
with Frauke Levin
Making a Feature Film as a High Schooler: It's Possible - Here's How
with Caden Hollander
PHYFF is a student-run event dedicated to helping teenage creatives find their voice in a rapidly expanding community of young filmmakers. We seek to create an environment where our peers could have their work recognized without massive budgets or extensive training. We have received submissions from Philadelphia schools and ones across the world.
This festival is a great opportunity to show off work and get critiques, as well as to network with peers from the area and make connections. Filmmaking experts will judge and rank submitted films in four categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, and screenplay. At each festival, we offer several workshops on a variety of common and niche filmmaking focuses.
The Festival is open to high school students in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond with free participation for all students, and it includes an awards ceremony for the winning films.
Shame by Taylor Richardson
The Garden Store by Rose Knopper
ÅÅO by Miles C. McCrudden
Nocturnal Minds by Fred Schachinger
Nursery Crimes by Anna Ploegman
A FUGUE by Charles Jimenez
I Am Hitkoak by Aiden Atatahak and Tabitha Stirretta
Left Behind by Maddie Ding
Poleski by Brendan Hickey, Owen Russell, and Ransom Miller
For a Few ATMs More by Tadgh Quill-Manley
Book Club by Liza Gandhi
Shakespeare’s Survivors Club by Brenden Dahl
Derailed by Jared Goudsmit