WYA 6th Manhattan International Film Festival in New York, USA

If you are a young director under age 30, this will be a great opportunity for you. The Manhattan International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual cultural initiative of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) seeking to recognize promising young directors committed to exploring the depth of the human condition. WYA works with young people around the world to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of the person. Its work is divided into three program areas: Advocacy, Education and Culture.

Previous films recognized by the festival have examined themes relating to:

  • family,
  • community,
  • suffering,
  • empathy,
  • the pursuit of happiness,
  • truth, and the transcendent.

Location : New York, USA


The winners will have a chance to screen their short film. Screenings will be attended by WYA members and New York general public audience. At the conclusion of the festival, 3 finalists will be selected as winners, and their films will subsequently be screened at prominent WYA events and cultural gatherings around the world.


Applicant meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • all nationalities
  • under age 30


Important dates:

  • Application deadline: September 30, 2017
  • Email notification of Ten finalist: October 30, 2017
  • International Film Festival: March 2018

How to Appy

You can submit your film by filling out the application form


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