NYC Teen Film Festival 2022 announces official selections

The New York City Teen Film Festival (NYCTFF) today unveiled the official selections for its seventh annual film festival, which will take place on October 29, 2022 in New York City. NYCTFF is the largest student-run film festival in New York City and one of the only free student festivals in the country. Since 2015, the festival has given exposure to a wide range of emerging student filmmakers, giving them the film festival experience without the burden of entry fees. The nearly 300 film entries this year represent the highest number of admissions in the festival’s history.

This year’s festival will present its 22 official selections at the Cinema Village located at 22 E 12th St. in Manhattan. Following the screening, prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

– Best of Show

– Best Cinematography

– Better performance

– Best Story

– Best Film Editing

– Best Documentary

“The NYC Teen Film Festival showcases the city’s incredible young, up-and-coming film talent, who are bringing new and diverse voices to the New York film scene,” said festival president David Lilien, a high school student at Packer Collegiate Institute in New York City. Brooklyn, New York. . “This year’s record number of submissions is a testament to the rapid growth of student filmmaking in New York City and across the country,” Lilien said.

This year’s festival jury is made up of award-winning New York filmmakers, including Lisa Hurwitz, director and producer of the 2021 documentary The Automat; Emily Kunstler, co-founder of Off Center media and director of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe and Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America; and Javier Montes d’Arce, Mexican-American filmmaker and director of the 2019 film Flamboyanes.

The 2022 Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. on October 29 at Cinema Village at 22 E 12th St. in Manhattan. For more festival information, follow @nyctff on Instagram or visit and our FilmFreeway page:

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