CALL FOR ENTRIES: National Youth Film Awards 2019 Accepting Submissions Now Till 31 May
Set up to promote and celebrate youth filmmakers, the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) is a national award that seeks to instill a greater appreciation of film, fuel the passion for filmmaking, and generate opportunities to further develop and exhibit youth talents who are highly adept in their respective fields across the various aspects of filmmaking in Singapore. To date, more than 1,000 submissions have been received across the Media Student and Open Youth categories.
For four years running, NYFA has provided youths with recognition, validation, and industry network, in addition to the platform to showcase their talents in film. Regardless of background, *SCAPE hopes to encourage all youths to explore their interests and provide the opportunities to acquire the skills and network needed to establish their footing. Apart from that, NYFA also acts as an enabler for filmmakers to find partners and collaborators to work on future projects.
The annual awards ceremony is held at *SCAPE Ground Theatre and graced by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth as the Guest-of-Honour. In 2018, 28 awards were presented to recognise 21 winning films and 41 individual winners. A total of 450 guests comprising government, sponsors, schools and industry representatives were present at the ceremony.
Since its inception in 2015, NYFA has been cultivating a community of likeminded media enthusiasts, and is the connecting point for youths to network and collaborate. Through NYFA, some of our alumni have been commissioned for various video campaigns by corporate and industry partners such as Adobe, PAVE and SONY.
The Open Youth category is open to:
- any youth between the age of 15-35 years old (as of 31 December 2019);
- who is/are residing in Singapore during the time of the production of the submission.
Industry professionals, including freelancers, may submit. However, submitted films must be produced in a non-commercial capacity. Any films that are made with the intent of sales and promotion of a product, service, or brand will not be accepted.
The Media Student category is open to:
- full-time student(s) who are under the age of 35 (before 31 December 2019);
- who is/are residing in Singapore;
- and is/are currently enrolled in a media-related course/module at any Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore.
IHL graduates (between 17 April 2018 and 31 May 2019) from the above media-related course/modules are also eligible to participate. Submissions produced during attachment and/or internship period within an organization or agency will not be eligible to participate.
All youths from both media and non-media backgrounds are encouraged to take part.