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Mission Statement

The Mission of The Talented Youth seeks to support, encourage and acknowledge emerging media artists from all backgrounds, and bring their diverse voices and the arts to a broader audience. We seek to promote their accomplishments through festivals and programs and celebrating the extraordinary talent that exists and the compelling stories that they tell. We seek to address marked needs in education and networking for young artists and expand opportunities for promotion of their work to a larger audience.


The Talented Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that was founded in 2007 with NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) as its flagship program.

NFFTY has grown into the world’s largest film festival for emerging directors. Each year the festival showcases films by directors 24 and under.

NFFTY & The Talented Youth support young filmmakers by offering professional level workshops year-round. In addition NFFTY.org hosts filmmaker resources, tips, news and information.

Within NFFTY lies a creative production company, NFFTY Creative, that connects brands with emerging talent to produce original content.


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