The Gold Coast International Film Festival is accepting submissions from filmmakers in grades K-12 for its Young Filmmakers Program. Selected films will be screened in November 2016 during the sixth anniversary of the festival. The deadline for film submissions is Sept. 15.

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All films (including credits) must be no more than 5 minutes in length and be PG in content. The festival accepts films of all genres, including but not limited to documentary, narrative, PSA or TV commercial (maximum length 2 minutes), animation and music videos of original music.

Films will be judged in three categories: grades K to 6, grades 7 to 9 and grades 10 to 12. For more information, visit or email or call 516-829-2570.