This year’s National Film Festival for Talented Youth is shaping up to be more exciting and rewarding than ever before!  225 films will be screened in Seattle April 28 – May 1, culled from a record-breaking avalanche of global submissions (from 25 countries and 40 States). In addition to the films, NFFTY is partnering with Microsoft to present two very compelling events: a Film-making Masterclass session, featuring Oscar-winning filmmakers (more details coming soon on the NFFTY site), and a Keynote Panel, moderated by yours truly, and featuring some exciting leaders in filmed entertainment (panelists are being announced each week on the NFFTY Facebook Page). The panel is entitled “Sharing Your Vision in the Digital Age”, and tickets are selling fast!

For now, here’s the Festival trailer, giving you a little taste of what will hit Seattle in one month: