I could say I wish I was young enough to do this, but I don’t wanna be that young again–at least not literally.

So, for those that are, here’s a great opportunity for young folks, ages 15-19, to apply to make a high quality film with professional resources, even if you have no prior filmmaking experience:

Closely guided by Citizen Film‘s internationally acclaimed team of filmmakers, young filmmakers turn the camera on themselves, their schools, homes and hang outs to take us on an intimate journey through shifting emotional and cultural landscapes. The resulting entertaining, high quality independent films provide a rare, authentic point of view on what it’s like to come of age at the current complex juncture in American-Jewish history and culture.

Teens will work with award-winning professionals to create a film with top-notch production values and guaranteed festival screenings. If you are selected for the program, you will start filmmaking almost immediately in close collaboration with other teens and an internationally acclaimed team of professionals. You will turn the camera on your own experience and tell your own documentary story. Called “inspiring” in the SF Bay Guardian, “well crafted” in the New York Times and celebrated with a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, work produced in the NJFP has reached hundreds of thousands of viewers. Following premieres at the SFJFF, NJFP films are regularly presented by exhibitors ranging from PBS affiliates, international film festivals and art museums to community centers and high schools nationwide.

The NJFP, produced by Citizen Film, is a program of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Only 10 teens will be selected. Email us and let us know why you want to present your own experience from your own point of view.

Want more info? Phone: 415-206-1880 Email: njfp@citizenfilm.org

APPLY NOW: www.njfp.org