Today is the official start of The Sundance Film Festival, but in another part of the world (Seattle, to be exact) one film festival is still accepting submissions through January 30th.  The only catch is that the films have to be made by individuals 22 and under!  NFFTY or the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (pronounced “nifty”) is one of few youth-generation film festivals in the country and lately it has received a lot of support from industry heavyweights like The CW Network, HBO, and Participant Media.  From their website–

NFFTY was founded by 17-year-old Jesse Harris who wrote and directed Living Life, financing the film with his college savings.  The experience led him to team up with other young Seattle artists Jocelyn R.C. and Kyle Seago and the youth-oriented festival was born.  Now in it’s 3rd year, NFFTY will feature 75+ films in its April 24-26th festival.  If you can’t meet this year’s January 30th deadline, start planning ahead for NFFTY 2010.  It sounds like a pretty awesome experience for youth filmmakers.

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