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Each year, since 2008, our Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase has given creative young filmmakers all over the world the opportunity to have their short films seen in a theatre and compete for cash awards. Films 10 minutes and under are submitted by youth filmmakers, from elementary through high school, and each year we choose 15-20 films that are screened all together on Sunday afternoon before the awards presentations that evening.  Read more about the program here.

This year, we didn’t have a chance to screen them at all due to the festival cancellation only 5 days before we were slated to begin. But we’re excited to share with you the winning films below:


Best Film Made in Elementary School:
LITTLE PUG LOOKING FOR MUM
Filmmaker: Xiqian Yang
2 min. | China


Best Film Made in Middle School
BAD BABYSITTER
Filmmakers: Kai Monge, Ella Bates, Sophia Bates
5 min. | San Luis Obispo, CA


Best Documentary – High School
SENIOR SISTERS: NEVER TOO GREY
Filmmakers: Ahtziri Gonzalez, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Cordova
5 min. | Ross, CA


Best Narrative Film – High School
EARLY WORKS
Filmmakers: Ethan Ross, Nick Brady, Emmanuel Li, Devon Avery
8 min. | United Kingdom


Best Environmental Film – Presented by Pacific Wildlife Fund
NEVER TOO SMALL
Filmmaker: Mason Mirabile
5 min. | Virginia, USA


Best Animated Film
LIGNUM LOVE
Filmmaker: Gabi Bania
3 min. | Poland


Best International Film
THE BOY WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
Filmmaker: Amir Hossein Tabbat
9 min. | Iran

VIEW HERE