2017 Youth Filmmaker Showcase

2017 YFS Festival Submissions deadline: November 25, 2017.Click HERE to download 2017 YFS Application.

Join us for the 2017 Youth Filmmaker Showcases during the 8th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival:

  • Thursday, February 23
  • Sunday, February 26

As part of our annual Festival, PCFF is committed to nurturing the work of young “amateur” filmmakers. The 2017 Youth Filmmakers Showcase is curated in partnership with the RISD Museum teen program, the RISD Art Circle. This collection of youth-produced films presents inspiring films from near and far about the fun and challenges in the lives of young people today. Both shows includes Q&A with the RISD Art Circle teen jury and some youth filmmakers.

Filmmaking Workshops: We also offer workshops for aspiring young filmmakers in partnership with RISD in February. For more details, click here.

Selections from past Youth Filmmaker Showcases: 

Click here to view past YFS screenings.


  • Films created / produced by youths, age 6 to 17, are considered to be “youth-produced”. An adult supervisor is allowed; however, the entire film MUST be conceived and created by the youth(s) submitting with minimal adult input.
  • Youth-made films within a school setting and/or with a community organization are eligible.
  • Maximum film length is 15 minutes. PCFF accepts films of all genres.
  • Films submitted to the YFS are not eligible for Festival Awards. The YFS is designed to be a non-competitive category of the festival.