Awards & Submission


*Best Short-Film Youth Division
*Best Short-Film Adult Division
*Best Short-Documentary Youth Division
*Best Short-Documentary Adult Division
*Best Short-Animation Youth Made
*Best Short-Live Action Youth Made
*Best Music Video Youth Made
*Best Short-Film Faith Based Adult Division
*Best Short-Film Faith Based Youth Division 

*Best New Jersey Filmmaker Youth Division

*Best International Filmmaker Youth Division



The submission process for this season of our festival is closed. However, for future reference/knowledge, the complete Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival Submission Guidelines and Rules can be found on our FilmFreeway website:

All works submitted must have a story line that is relevant to youth and appropriate for an audience under the age of 18. There are no submission fees for the Just Be You Performing Arts Film & Theater Festival. Guidelines and rules must be followed exactly in order for your project to be accepted for review.


If you have questions about the submission process you may contact us via email at:

Please include your name and the words “JBY Festival Submission Inquiry” in the subject line of the email. We will respond to your inquire as quickly as possible.