8th Annual

Providence Children's Film Festival

February 16, 2018 to February 25, 2018


Youth Filmmaker Show


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
November 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
December 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately January 10, 2018

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 15 minutes

Projects completed after February 1, 2015

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Films created / produced by youths, age 6 to 17, are considered to be “youth-produced”. An adult supervisor is allowed; however, the entire film MUST be conceived and created by the youth(s) submitting with minimal adult input.

Youth-made films within a school setting and/or with a community organization are eligible. Please specify submitting school or organization on application form.

Proof of student status is required if requested by PCFF. Youth applicants(s) would then need to send a photocopy of valid, current student identification card OR provide a letter from the school’s administrator confirming current student status.

Maximum film length is 15 minutes. PCFF accepts films of all genres.

Films submitted to the YFS are not eligible for Festival Awards. The YFS is designed to be a non-competitive category of the festival.

Full payment fee must be submitted with film entry (payment information below).

All “accepted” youth filmmakers will receive a 2018 filmmaker pass that allows them entrance into ALL films being screened during the 2018 film festival. (* Space permitting. Opening and Closing Night events excluded.)

All accepted short films are to be shown on a digital file. Any film that is not supplied in HD may be kept in the film’s original resolution. (Our preferred format is Quicktime: h.264 codec, 1920x1080 frame size at 30fps.)

PCFF will email all entrants no later than January 10, 2018 on whether films have been selected for the festival or not.

All the information you provided on this entry form is true and accurate.

The film you are submitting is truly the work of someone 17 years old or younger.There was minimal to no adult input in creating this film.

I give PCFF permission to use an image of me and my film in its publicity and on its website.

The individual submitting this film (1) warrants that they hold all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Providence Children's Film Festival ("PCFF") and use in related promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless PCFF from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees,
and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film. In addition, the individual understands that PCFF will handle the film, film media and any related materials with a maximum of care but shall not be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening of the same.

Final acceptance decisions are made by the PCFF Director of Programming with assistance from the festival film jury.

These decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Final film format decisions of accepted films are solely decided by the PCFF Director of Programming. We will make every effort to show on the best format, with the best resolution and sound quality but there are no guarantees.

Exhibition formats and level of screening quality may change based on equipment availability and venue changes.

PCFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. PCFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings/festival and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, the condition of the prints delivered, or for any reason outside the control of PCFF.

PCFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein.