Film Contest Application

Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens), and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit, and creativity. Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned writers, actors, and filmmakers. Films must be submitted by Monday, December 15, 2014.

The top three winners receive:

  1. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.
  2. A trip with a guest to New York City to attend the Youth Voices Uncensored event in the spring.
  3. A one-year complimentary student membership to the Rubin Museum of Art.
  4. The first place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.

For more information: visit our project pagecontest rules and frequently asked questions, or contact YFEP Program Associate Mayukh Sen at mayukh@ncac.org.


Thank you for taking part in the 2014 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest. Semifinalists will be announced in early January 2015, and the winners shortly after.

The YFEP Film Contest is made possible through generous support from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York Film Academy.