The Manhattan International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual cultural initiative of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) seeking to recognize promising young directors committed to exploring the depth of the human condition. Previous films recognized by the festival have examined themes relating to family, community, suffering, empathy, the pursuit of happiness, truth, and the transcendent.
WYA invites young directors to submit short films to the 7th MIFF. Submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished global jury panel and 10 finalists will be invited to screen their films during the Festival Screening in New York City. At the festival, each finalist will have a chance to screen their short film. Screenings will be attended by WYA members and New York general public audience. At the conclusion of the festival, 4 finalists will be selected as winners, and their films will subsequently be screened at prominent WYA events and cultural gatherings around the world. The 7th MIFF Festival Screening and Announcement of Winners will be held on March 2019 at New York City.
From hundreds of film submissions from around the globe, World Youth Alliance is pleased to announce the four winners of the 6th edition of the Film Festival.
The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking Life in Strides team, USA, Life In Strides
Phoebe Holman, UK, Towards Harmony: A Musical Integration
TJ Noel-Sullivan, USA, Role Model
Gloria Tauk, Lebanon, RONDO
WYA wishes to thank all filmmakers for their submissions to the Festival.
Awards & Prizes
Submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished global jury panel, and 10 finalists will be invited to screen their film during the MIFF in New York. At the conclusion of the festival, 4 finalists will be selected as winners, and their films will subsequently be screened at prominent World Youth Alliance events around the world.
Rules & Terms
If you are a young film director (under age 31), you are welcome to apply to the 7th Manhattan International Film Festival.
Application fee: $20 (USD). Application deadline: October 31, 2018