YCN – Youth Cinema Network

In September 2013 representatives of youth film festivals and media workshops from 15 European countries met at the „Four River Film Festival“ in Karlovac (Croatia). Together we founded there the Youth Cinema Network. It is a network for European youth film festivals and media workshops, aimed at improving the exchange among member institutions and supporting youth film and media pedagogy.

At our meeting we agreed on these principles:
– YCN is a network of youth film festivals, organizations and film/media teachers that promotes and improves filmmaking by young people.
– YCN works to empower young filmmakers to tell their stories by giving them tools and perspectives.
– YCN’s vision is – through international collaboration – to bring young filmmakers and their stories to an international audience.
– The network’s ultimate goal is to enrich European film culture.

How does this help you as filmmakers?
Practically: when you enter a film, we will try to spread it in the network. The network will also make it easier to apply for funding for international workshops and advanced training. We are awarding an international prize for young film, designed to support outstanding talents.
And, very importantly: we want to enrich European film culture by supporting especially authentic films, unusual and daring, in contrast to mainstream in cinema and tv.

Here you find the homepage of the Youth Cinema Network
And this is the entry-form if you want to submit your film to a member festival of the Youth Cinema Network: YCN-Entry

Members of the network are:

boca   Four River Film Festival – Karlovac / Croatia

gyerekszeminfokis  Kids Eye Film Festival – Budapest / Hungary

camera_logo2 Olympic Youth Film Festival – Pyrgos / Greece

Fresh Film Festiival Logo_2013 Fresh Film Festival – Limerick / Ireland

logo  Luksuz Production – Krško / Slovenia

Wicked   Wicked Wales – Prestatyn / Wales, UK

MEC_Logo600   Media Education Centre – Belgrade / Serbia

mla Media Literacy Award – Vienna / Austria

nufflogoNUFF The Nordic Youth Film Festival – Tromsoe / Norway

Logo REC pur 3 REC-Filmfestival – Berlin / Germany

uac-logo  up-and-coming – Hannover / Germany

Studio DA  Studio DA – St. Petersburg / Russia

schwalbenlogo  Screenagers – Cologne / Germany

youki   YOUKI – Wels / Austria

timeline   Timeline – Carate Brianza / Italy

logo jekino  Jekino – Brussels / Belgium

kidscamweb  KIDSCAM – Mechelen / Belgium

Kratka Forma  Kratka Forma – Gornji Milanovac / Serbia

  KisaKes – Istanbul / Turkey

DUFF_001 dpi 300  DUFF Dubrovnik Film Festival – Dubrovnik / Croatia

ST-logo   Station Next – Hvidovre / Denmark

VAFI logo  VAFI – Varaždin / Croatia

YFA logo  Young Film Academy – London / UK

LYFF Logo Colour  Leeds Young Film Festival – Leeds / UK

Jugendfilmtage Schweiz   Schweizer Jugendfilmtage – Zurich / Switzerland

plasencia encorto   International Youth Film Festival – Plasencia / Spain


logofcz  Zaragoza International Youth Film Festival  – Zaragoza / Spain


Ffresh-logo   Ffresh – Cardiff / UK

the-next-film_215-1   TheNextFilmFestival – Hvidovre / Denmark

novemberfestivalen   Novemberfestivalen – Trollhättan / Sweden

crossfade_logo   crossfade.tv – Zurich / Switzerland

chiyoko_logo_rot   chiyoko – Zurich / Switzerland

   CLIP Medienzentrum – Berlin / Germany

  KREF – Leskovac / Serbia