Each year National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) challenges young people all across the nation to think about their First Amendment rights and the issue of Free Speech. Hence they are offering NCAC Youth Free Expression Film Contest. The theme for the 13th Annual Youth Free Expression Film Contest is “Watch What You #Tweet! How Free Should Social Media Be?” Your films will be judged by an incredible panel of actors, screenwriters, and producers. The top three winners receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250. The first place winner is eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship.
National Coalition Against Censorship’s (NCAC) mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.
- Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens) and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted.
- Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit, and creativity. Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned writers, actors, and filmmakers.
How to Apply:
- Interested candidates can fill online NCAC’s YFEP Film Contest Application form through the given link: http://ncac.org/update/film-contest-application
- The National Coalition Against Censorship asks teens to create a short film (no longer than four minutes in length) addressing the notions of freedom of speech on social media. Should schools be allowed to punish students for off-campus posts?
- Films cannot exceed four minutes, including credits. Film your response in 4 minutes or less. Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video and films uploaded to YouTube
Financial Aid and Award Money:
The top three winners receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250. The first place winner is eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.
All films must be uploaded to YouTube and submitted online no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Link for More Information:
You can contact Youth Free Expression Program Associate Josh Zuckerman at joshz-at-ncac.org