Albany FilmFest Kids/Young Filmmakers

Would you like to see your film on the big screen at the Albany Twin Theatre or showcased at the Albany Kids’ Matinee? We’re looking for awesome short films made by young people to screen at the next Albany FilmFest in March 2019.

You can enter if:

  • You are between the ages of 6 – 17 (or high school senior)
  • Your film or video is less than 30 minutes long

Does it have to be a certain kind of film?

  • Anything goes: comedy, drama, documentary, animation, music video, group projects, something completely different.
  • Film or video (including cell phone videos) are both fine, as long you can submit a digital file.

Does it cost money to enter?

  • Yes, but entry fees are much lower for youth entries.
  • We offer fee discounts for films shot in Albany, CA, and returning filmmakers.
  • Winners of our two Youth categories (6-12 and 13-17) are eligible to win a cash prize.
  • If you’re from Albany, don’t want to pay a fee, or don’t like to compete, think about entering your film in Albany Filmmaker’s Showcase – it’s free!

For submission details, including fees and deadlines, go to FilmFreeway or

Digital submissions only. Submit now through FilmFreeway or

Only films submitted through this process will be eligible for cash awards. 

Questions? Contact