Boston collaborates with Latino Art Beat on National Youth Film competition


Latino Art Beat (LAB) has formed a partnership with the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which will offer a new film competition category specifically for young filmmakers titled ‘Youth Film Competition 2014.’
“This competition offers student filmmakers real world experience in submitting to a high-profile film festival and the opportunity to have their work screened in Hollywood,” said Don Rossi Nuccio, president of Latino Art Beat.

The winner of the ‘Youth Film Competition 2014’ category will be given a dedicated $10,000 scholarship for each of the four years that the student is enrolled in the SMFA BFA program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

The winning film work(s) will be screened during the festival in August 2014 at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

Youth Film Competition 2014 details

This national competition is open to any student attending a high school or college in the United States that is 21 years of age or younger. The five sub-categories within the ‘Youth Film Competition 2014’ are: Animated Shorts, Live Action, Documentary, PSAs and “My Life” (for Latino student directors only).

Deadline: April 11, 2014
All film submission must be:

– Original works with original score (or permission from the copyright holder).
– Have a running time of 15 minutes or less (including titles and credits).
– Have been made after Jan. 1, 2013.

Submission Instructions

1. Via Withoutabox (preferred method):
Register for a free account, and then search for the “HollyShorts Film Festival Youth Film Competition” and follow the instructions. Withoutabox will confirm entries. Students can track the process through their dedicated account. (Withoutabox submission fee is $25.)

2. Submit via HollyShorts website:
Visit, click ‘Submissions,’ and download the submission form. Hard copies (DVDs) of the actual film then must be sent directly to HollyShorts. Submission fee is $30.

Received late at office by May 23: $35
Late submission via Withoutabox, received at office by June 6: $40

For more information, call 773-291-6901 or e-mail

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