Youth Opportunities

Find  current youth media opportunities in the Twin Cities. SPNN Youth loves volunteers! For more information about volunteering or helping with one of our programs, please contact Nicola Pine at pine@spnn.org.

2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth


NFFTY is the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. In 2014, we screened 214 amazing films from the best filmmakers 24 and younger representing 30 states and 15 countries, with over 12,000 in attendance. NFFTY 2015 will be April 23-26 in Seattle, WA.

In 2014, MovieMaker Magazine rated NFFTY as one of the top 50 festivals worth the entry fee.

Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees  - Online Application and Film Received By:

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2015 National Film Festival for Talented Youth


NFFTY is the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. In 2014, we screened 214 amazing films from the best filmmakers 24 and younger representing 30 states and 15 countries, with over 12,000 in attendance. NFFTY 2015 will be April 23-26 in Seattle, WA.

In 2014, MovieMaker Magazine rated NFFTY as one of the top 50 festivals worth the entry fee.

Submission Deadlines + Entry Fees  - Online Application and Film Received By:

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Join JuiceMedia at IFP

Calling all high school filmmakers!   Seeking young filmmakers to join IFP MN’s after-school youth filmmaking collective.  The program will begin on Tuesday, Jan 13 and will conclude with the EDU FilmFest on May 15.  When in session, JuiceMedia meets from 3 to 5 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation is provided for Saint Paul Public School students.

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Join Youth Media Force at Asian Media Access

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Asian Media Access' Youth Media Force is a group of teens dedicated to utilizing multimedia to have their voices heard. They meet on a weekly basis to take on leadership to dramatically increasing media products among disadvantaged youth and fostering collaboration.

The overall goals of the Project are to:

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NCAC Youth Film Contest

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For the National Coalition Against Censorship's Tenth Annual Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest, they are seeking films about a censorship issue or event from the past 40 years, or films which explore what you think will be the major free speech questions of the future. Be engaging and informative, while showing how your topic fits into a historical context.

Shine a light into any corner of free expression: social media in schools, internet filters, privacy and surveillance, street art and vandalism, sex education, science textbooks, and more. 

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Cultivating Stage Presence Workshop for Teens

Saturday, November 22

1-3PM

Free but registration is required

This workshop will share practical tips, tactics and tools for overcoming stage fright, projecting your voice, controlling your body on stage, tapping into your natural emotions and personality, and more. All experience levels are welcome!
Taught by Guante. For teens ages 12 and up.

Register here

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SPNN Youth Intern Program 2014

The SPNN Summer Youth Intern Program is an intensive paid training program where St. Paul teens work together to make meaningful media about community issues. This program provides young people entering grades 9-12 with hands-on media production experience. Interns learn camera operation, interviewing, and digital editing to create their own short documentary videos. Watch this video to see some of the fun interns had last year.

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SOL- SPNN Youth Open Lab is back!

SOL is starting back up! If you have been wanting to make a independent media project, but have't found a place where you could do such a thing? Well come in on Monday's from 3-6pm, and come make your project. If you cant think of a project to work on, but you want to come hang out to get your creative juices flowing with the other awesome events that are going on during SOL.

Every Monday, 3-6pm: Open Lab Time

Come make a media project of your choice.
Video, photography, music, animation... it’s up to you!

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Spoken Word Workshop- Intermedia Arts

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 5, 7, 12, and 14 | 6-7:30PM
$9 - 24 Sliding Scale Tuition | FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

UVideo Contest from the Minnesota Health Department

The Minnesota Health Department challenges youth to produce Public Service Announcements about the dangers of tanning beds.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is challenging high school students to make short videos about the dangers of tanning and the risk of skin cancer. The UVideo Challenge is a fun project that can help high school students think about tanning for what it is – damaged skin.

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