Call for Youth Work! – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Call for Youth Work!

April 18, 2022 @ 8:00 amJuly 15, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT

Youth Media Makers, submit your short film today


Calling all young filmmakers and media makers! Share your voice and vision this October 6-10 at the Buffalo Int’l Film Festival! BIFF and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center are partnering to showcase new, creative film and media works made by students across the nation. All young filmmakers under 18 are invited to submit any moving image work between 30 seconds and 10 minutes long that they created. There is no submission fee. 

Submissions will be judged by a panel of young media makers from Squeaky Wheel’s Teen Council, made up of advance-track students in Saturday Cafe; and BIFF and Squeaky Wheel staff.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Principal filmmakers must be under 18 years old at the time of making the film.
  • Films should be no longer than 10 minutes, including titles and credits.
  • Excerpts of longer works will be considered.
  • All submissions must be made by private Vimeo or YouTube link. (Password required for consideration)
  • Selected filmmakers will be asked for a screener version of their film.

Deadline: July 15 at 12 pm EST.

If you have questions, or you are submitting on behalf of a student or group of students, please email Martina for details –

Buffalo International Film Festival (est. 2006) champions regional, national, and international films that push the limits of independent cinema – presenting quality films from around the world to WNY residents and visitors. BIFF is committed to amplifying diverse voices and exhibiting cutting-edge programming in narrative, documentary and experimental film. A proud supporter of local filmmaking and the arts; BIFF also offers workshops, seminars, industry panel discussions, fiscal sponsorship and professional development opportunities, as well as an Offscreen series of art, music and performance.


April 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am EDT
July 15, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT
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