Greenfield Youth Film Festival is a forum for young filmmakers from the metropolitan Philadelphia region to collaborate, create and showcase their work while expressing their creativity through film. It includes a full day academic workshop taught by university professors, high school teachers, and professionals in the film industry to provide the students with skills and relevant film-based education in a hands-on environment. The year culminates with an academy-style awards night when students are highlighted and recognized publically for their expression and effort and given prizes in the form of cash, trophies (known as "Greenies"), experiences, and other film-related gifts.
The Festival is a product of the partnership between the Greenfield Foundation and the School District of Upper Dublin. Started in the summer of 2008 with five participating schools, it became clear that many high school students were making films and wanting others to see them. The focus is to recognize those students, keep them interested and involved, and to make their voices heard.
Watch a montage from the 2012 Film Festival here