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National Film Festival for Talented Youth

NFFTY's mission is to encourage and acknowledge young artists working in media arts -- promoting their accomplishments through festivals and programs that celebrate their talent and the compelling stories they tell.  NFFTY seeks to address the marked needs in education and networking for young artists and to expand opportunities for promotion of their work to diverse and large audiences.

NFFTY is the largest and most influential film festival for young filmmakers (age 22 and under).  NFFTY occurs each spring in Seattle and includes up to 200 film screenings, filmmaking panels, film contests, parties, and opportunities for young filmmakers to network with industry professionals and each other.  Young filmmakers from around the world submit feature-length and short films in narrative, documentary, animation, music video, experimental and action sport categories,  More than 6,000 film fans attend. 

Station Next

Station Next is a film school for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 from all over Denmark.  They give students hands-on experience and responsibility for their own productions and use professinal filmmakers as teachers and coaches.   The students work in a realistic film environment and work in crews as they would on a professional production. 

Station Next offers film camps, short courses, and Greenhouse sessions thoroughout the year to:

  • teach students the craftsmanship of filmmaking.
  • give students the experience of a typical film production in order to improve their skills and improve their future productions.
  • increase the student's awareness of the wide variety of jobs involved in film making and to encourage them to find jobs within the film industry.
  • establish contact between young people and the film industry.
 

Scholarship Program

Scan|Design Foundation provides scholarships for up to 3 Danish film students to attend the NFFTY Festival and present their films.

2010 Scholarships

 

Lin Alluna.

Her film, Draw, won 1st place in the International Film category. It is the tale of a personal and ideological conflict in an alternative setting.  Opposites must face each other in this action-packed story that leaves the viewer with something to think about.

  Watch the film: Draw

 

2011 Scholarships

 

Jonathan Gelvan

Jonathan is a second year student at Station Next and the NFFTY opening night nominated movie, Departure, was his first movie as a director.

Mate Boegi

Mate is a third year student at Station Next where he has directed two movies.  His third year movie, Retur(Return) was screened at NFFTY 2011.  He is hoping to study at the Budapest Film Academy for a bachelor and then a Masters degree at UCLA or AFI

Sara Bjerre Pedersen

Sara is a second year student at Station Next and was the director of the movie, Upside Down, that was screened at NFFTY 2011.

Julie Mørch Honoré

Julie directed her first film, SKår (Broken Pieces), in 2009.  At Station Next she discovered her passion for scriptwriting and cinematography:  "I have always been an observer, I write in pictures and I want to translate the characters' emotions unto the screen.  I am sure I will direct more films, but right now, cinematography is my big passion.  The only thing certain is that I am going to be a filmmaker".

2012 Scholarships

 

 

Theis Haahr Nielsen

Theis is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Ida Åkerstrøm Knudsen

Ida is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Johannes Skov Andersen

Johannes is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Julie Mørch Honore

Julie is a graduate of Station Next Film School.

Danish Filmmaker, Kim Magnusson, presented "Masterclass:  How to Win an Oscar for Your Short Film"

2013 Scholarships

 

 

August Engholm Aabo

August is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Astrid Hedvig Hoder

Astrid is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Emma Agergaard Svedsen

Emma is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

 

Anna Nørskov Henriksen

Anna is a second year student at Station Next Film School.

Danish Filmmaker, Pernille Rose Gronkjær presented "Masterclass: Documentaries, the Danish Way"

2014 Scholarships

 

Asta Emilie Stuhr Andersen

Asta is a student at Station Next Film School and the Director and Caster on the film Offbeat.

 

Siri Kastbjerg Andersen

Siri is a student at Station Next Film School and the Sound Engineer on the film Offbeat.

Tone Ottilie Frederiksen

Tone is a student at Station Next Film School and the Director of the film Cherrybombs.

Olivia Jo Glismann

Olivia is a student at Station Next Film School and the Editor of the film Cherrybombs.

 

Danish Filmmaker, Kraesten Kusk presented "Masterclass: Integrating Personal Stories Into Narrative Structure"

2015 Scholarships

 

Tessa Hoder

Tessa is a second year student at Station Next and was the sound engineer on  the film "Boy"

Olga Holbeck

Olga is a second year student at Station Next and was the scriptwriter and director of "Fish Out of Water"

Adrian Ejsing

Adrian is a second year student at Station Next and was the Art Director for "Fish Out of Water"

Lucas Helth Postma

Lucas is a second year student at Station Next and was the scriptwriter and direcotr of "Boy"

 

Danish Screenwriter, Rasmus Heisterberg presented "Masterclass: The Journey from Idea to Story"

 

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