Students can submit a film that's five minutes or less in five categories. Photo: Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

The 6th Annual Public School Film Festival (NYCPSFF) is currently underway and accepting submissions until March 25. The festival, which is hosted by the NYC Department of Education and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), is open to all DOE middle and high school students. 

Student filmmakers can submit a film that’s five minutes long or less in any of these categories:

  • Animation
  • Short Feature/Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Public Service Announcement (P.S.A.)/Advocacy

After the submission deadline, a panel of educators and media professionals will choose around  25 films that will then receive a certificate of official selection. The filmmakers will also be invited to a special screening day and career development event and could be featured on various platforms. Learn more.

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