ShoutOUT! National Youth Film Awards 2020 is back and open for submissions!


The 6th edition of the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) opens for submission from 11 February to 30 April 2020.

Organised by *SCAPE, NYFA remains an important platform for aspiring filmmakers seeking to join the film industry. Since its launch, NYFA has awarded some 133 youth filmmakers, many of which have gone on to achieve international acclaim, with names such as Idette Chen (Bangla, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & Asia) 2019) and Shoki Lin, (ADAM, Cinéfondation Selection, 72nd Cannes Film Festival). 

“Through NYFA, *SCAPE has recognised over 700 local young filmmakers over the last five years. Some have been deemed up-and-coming filmmakers in the industry, while others have progressed to start their own film studios,” said Goh Kok Wee, Executive Director of *SCAPE. “These success stories are a testament to NYFA’s commitment to be the national platform for young talents to kickstart their career in the filmmaking industry. We will continue to support these youths as they hone their directing and story-telling skills to be future ready.” 

Winners for this edition stand a chance to embark on a regional learning journey at events such as the Golden Harvest Awards and Short Film Festival in Taiwan, and SeaShorts Film Festival held annually in Malaysia, where their films will screen, and they will have the chance to network and learn from regional filmmakers at forums, workshops, and exhibitions. 

Winners will also be invited to pitch their stories for an anthology of short films, where they will be given a $20,000 seed fund to produce a short film each. 

This year’s edition of NYFA will continue to accept submissions under both Media Student and Open Youth categories. Participants aged between 15 to 35-years old are free to submit their Documentary, Animation, and Live Action films. 

More information is available at scape.sg/nyfa.

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