Books get pulled from library shelves and school curricula all the time because someone complains about the language they contain or the topics they address. Tell us about a time when parents, a teacher or some other adult was distressed at what you or someone you know were reading — and wanted to take it away. You can also submit a film about or inspired by a book censorship incident from the news that involves students or other young people.

Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video. The winning film won’t just speak to the topic — it will tell a creative, engaging story about it. A great film will utilize film-making tools (even modest and simple ones!) to produce a flim that shares your voice in a way that is fresh, unique and compelling. Films must be under 4 minutes long to qualify.

The application deadline has been extended! All entries must be in by Nov. 25! More information and entry guidelines here:

Promo video by previous YFEP Film contest winners, Jake Gogats and Caitlin Wolper