Youth Programs

Cultivating and showcasing the talent of a new generation of visual artists and storytellers.

Future Filmmakers

Film Independent Future Filmmakers brings to the big screen the best films made by emerging young filmmakers from across the country and around the globe. Taking place each August in Los Angeles, the Future Filmmakers showcase consists of mentorship and community-building opportunities, and a curated program of short films made by middle and high school students. Films can be submitted for free and are selected by a committee of working filmmakers and youth curators from Los Angeles.

At Film Independent, we’re committed to cultivating a new generation of creators, storytellers and fans of independent film. We work to connect industry professionals, teachers and youth creators during Future Filmmakers and throughout the year.

For more details and to submit your film for free, visit

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019

Year-Round Opportunities

If you are an educator interested in integrating film education into your program, we offer a variety of opportunities to collaborate.

Past events have included assemblies, workshops, educational screenings and artist/filmmaker visits.

To learn more, contact Sarah Berkovich, Film Education Manager, at