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Pacific NW Regionals Deadline: April 15, 2017. Screenings: May 22 and 24 2017, Portland, OR
Midwest Regionals Deadline: February 15, 2016. Screening: March 12, 2016
Detroit Regionals Deadline: February 15, 2017. Screening: April 1, 2017
Global Awards Show: June 8, 2016, Portland, OR

2013-2016 Winners



2016 International Prize Winner

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2015 International Prize Winner

"The IYSFF has been an amazing opportunity which set me on a more serious path of filmmaking."

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"It was deeply rewarding to make a whole theatre laugh. For a couple of unknowns that's the greatest encouragement, something I hope to come back to again and again."

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"The International Youth Silent Film Festival has been an incredible and inspirational learning experience. To see the result of weeks of hard work on the big screen, accompanied by such beautiful and timeless music, was surreal."

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2014 International Prize Winner

"The International Youth Silent Film Festival was an exceptionally rewarding opportunity for myself as a young and aspiring filmmaker to gain hands-on production experience and to experience the rewards and opportunities that come simply from participating in the competition."

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"The silent medium is a wonderful way to work on what is so basic to good filmmaking, that of storytelling."

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"It was inspiring to see my creation on the big screen alongside those of other very talented filmmakers. I’ve also established friendships with other people who have the same passion for making films."

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"Silent films are a universal language that this festival and it's participants embrace."

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"Making our film was enjoyable, seeing it on the big screen was exciting, and winning first place was overwhelming."

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"As young filmmakers, we have learned so much from making a silent film."

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