SUBMIT YOUR FILM
Submissions are now closed.
If you would like to attend the youth shorts program and the rest of the programming for the evening of Thursday April 19th 2018, please get your tickets here.
If you are an Indie Meme member or a festival badge/band holder - admission to this event is included.
2018 IMFF Youth Initiative
We have always encouraged youth participation as volunteers or as filmmakers. Recently we have been showcasing the work of young filmmakers from South Asia and have been blown away by their ability to tell original and amazing stories on tough and heartbreaking subjects.
We also recognize that there is a growing South Asian population with young adults who have a unique understanding of their world being born to immigrant parents.
We are eager to provide an opportunity to such young adults to showcase their movie-making talents and wow us with their short films.
Questions? Write to us -
Born in Nicaragua, Tania Romero is a media production instructor and award-winning filmmaker. She is passionate about empowering young people through the practice of filmmaking. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she loves it when students rise to the challenge of writing, producing, and editing short films.
Gil Garcia is a Producer and Freelance Filmmaker with an extensive background working in Media Arts Education. A graduate of The University of Texas Radio Television Film Program, Gil started in advertising, producing video for companies like GSD&M and LatinWorks. He then spent ten years teaching digital film production and broadcast journalism at Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas, putting the program in the national spotlight by garnering top honors and recognition from the Obama Administration, The Student Television Network, SXSW, NPR, The BBC, and many others. Gil was named “Distinguished Broadcast Adviser of the year” in 2016 by the National Journalism Education Association and he is a media education consultant for The Austin Independent School District, React To Film, and the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. He also serves on the Community Advisory Board for KLRU, the PBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. A leader in the field of media arts education, Gil co-wrote the third edition of the textbook, "Television Production & Broadcast Journalism", the highest selling text in the nation among high school film programs.