Teen Film Festival

What is Film Festival?

The Yorba Linda Public Library Teen Film Festival is an annual film contest designed for teens grades 7th – 12th.

Categories include animation, advertisement, documentary, feature film, and music video.

How It's Judged

Judging will be conducted by a group of independent judges and the People’s Choice voting will be available to the public through the library’s website from Monday, February 21 – Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Awards Gala

Winning entries for the 2022 Film Festival will be shown during the Film Festival Gala and Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, at the Virginia DeLand Blackbox Theatre (located at the Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center, 4802 Lakeview Ave, Yorba Linda).

Due Date

All entries must be submitted online, via the Film Festival online form (see below), and are due before 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

General Guidelines

Grades 7-12 Only
The films must be directed, filmed, and edited by teens in grades 7-12.

Two (2) Entries Per Filmmaker
Each filmmaker may submit no more than two (2) films.

Film Guidelines
Films may be a maximum of 12 minutes in length. All editing must be done before submitting the film. Title pages and credits should be included for all film entries. All uploaded films must be in .mp4 format.

Create between April 1, 2021 - February 12, 2022
Entries must have been created between April 1, 2021– February 12, 2022 and may not have been submitted in any previous contest.

Complete Entry Form
Entry forms and films must be submitted digitally via the provided online form (see below).

All prizes will be awarded to the individual filmmaker(s) that submitted the film, as listed by the participant(s) on the official entry form. Although Filmmakers may work in teams, only one prize will be awarded per winning film.

Content Appropriateness
Films must contain appropriate content for teens (equivalent of a G, PG, or PG-13 film). Entries cannot contain nudity, profanity, or excessive violence. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in immediate disqualification. Film Festival organizers reserve the right to reject any entry it deems inappropriate for general viewing.

“Teen Film Festival” is not affiliated with the school or PYLUSD. PYLUSD does not endorse or sponsor this activity.