When I first heard about film festivals, I thought to myself that one day I would have one of my films in a festival.

But it would probably be when I was an adult.

I had no clue about anything related to film festivals. However, not only was I ready to enter film festivals as a teenager, but there were film festivals that specifically wanted work from young filmmakers! In my sophomore year in high school, I began entering my films. Now, only four years later, I have had work screened all over the world.

Do you have a film? Then don’t wait another second. Enter it into film festivals! They are waiting for you! And most of them are free. Even if you made your film in one weekend, festivals may be looking for a film just like yours.

We have compiled in Big Little Filmmaker this directory of film festivals that are specifically for young filmmakers or that include a film section for young filmmakers. Use the Film Festival Directory as a tool and begin submitting your films today

For further information on tips and inspiration, check out the article, Navigating the Film Festival Maze and then start entering right away.

– Kira Bursky