The Seattle-based National Film Festival for Talented Youth is excited for their 16th edition, with 25 screenings showcasing more than 200 short films from the next generation of NFFTY filmmakers.
The 2023 hybrid festival kicks off with a weekend of in-person events at the Seattle International Film Festival Cinema Uptown in Seattle April 27-30, and continuing online through May 7 with a combination of recordings from live events and on-demand shorts packages.
This year's diverse lineup features filmmakers from 32 states and 28 countries, with more than 54 percent of films directed by women and non-binary identifying filmmakers, and more than half the films helmed by people of color.
Film screenings and events will be accessible with the purchase of a festival pass. Attendees can choose from an All-Access Hybrid Pass which includes all in-person events happening April 27-30, in Seattle, in addition to the entire virtual festival catalog from April 27-May 7; or opt for a virtual pass with online access to screening blocks and more.