Just Be You FILM Festival Story

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The Vision

WE MADE HISTORY IN NEW JERSEY

DURING THE 2ND ANNUAL 

JUST BE YOU PERFORMING ARTS YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

HELD ON AUGUST 29, 2019



For 2019, we made a big decision to move the  festival to A NEW LOCATION!


Rahway, New Jersey


The birthplace of Just Be You Performing Arts five years ago!


This is a positive change and we are super excited to bring this family friendly event to the great city of Rahway.


The inaugural Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival (Just Be You Festival for short) was a dynamic celebration of all that we produce artistically. With five strong years under our belt; as an innovative production company and mentoring organization in New Jersey; our inaugural festival year on September 29, 2018 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, was a groundbreaking continuation of our stellar reputation, for being a champion for children! and was featured as a cover story in USA Today Home News Tribune!


The Just Be You Festival is one-of-a-kind. MORE THAN JUST A FILM FESTIVAL! So much more! And our THIRD season is going to be epic!


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GREAT FILMS! GREAT NETWORKING!

FABULOUS ENTERTAINMENT! AMAZING YOUTH!

The Mission

This was an entirely youth driven and youth focused festival that brought filmmakers, playwrights, directors, artists, and industry professionals together, to celebrate works that are relevant to today's youth. We bridged the generational gap by incorporating an inclusive festival that gives both youth and adult filmmakers a voice and a platform. 

The Purpose

By attending and/or submitting to our festival; you'll benefit from a diverse event, great networking, food, entertainment, vendors, and talented artistry. The Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival will be a family-friendly event that creates a mutually supportive community and a voice for all artists. 

The Submission Process

The world wide and nation wide submission process for this season of our festival will open in October. However, EARLY SUBMISSION EXCLUSIVELY FOR NEW JERSEY YOUTH AND ADULT FILMMAKERS IS OPEN NOW!


We accept submissions from filmmakers, photographers, and playwrights, as young as 5 year's old, because even a kindergartner deserves a voice, and has something profound to say. Our festival is open to submissions nation wide and world wide, but with a special encouragement for filmmakers and playwrights in New Jersey. As well as, African-American filmmakers, and female filmmakers.


For a limited time we are having an exclusive submission for New Jersey filmmaker. SUBMIT TODAY!

The Benefits

Audience members didn't just sit and watch, they were able to engage and participate! How fun! They weren't just spectators but participators in the experience. Our festival gave audience members opportunities to get involved during the event with a variety of fun activities. 


Filmmakers, playwrights, directors, and artists  greatly benefited from participating in a festival with a unique focus on today's youth. We were thrilled to provide this wonderful opportunity.

2020 Festival!

Our festival will return for it's third year in the summer of 2020. We are super excited! So please join our mailing list for all of the wonderful updates. Or, follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/justbeyoufestiva

FILM SUBMISSION FOR 2020 OPEN!

CALLING ALL NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS

We are opening our film submissions for the year 2020 early for an exclusive submission for NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS!

NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS SUBMIT NOW!

HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES:


*IF YOU ARE A NEW JERSEY BASED FILMMAKER YOU CAN SUBMIT DIRECTLY TO US HERE ON OUR WEBSITE!


*ALL GUIDELINE RULES STILL APPLY - YOU MUST READ THE FESTIVAL GUIDELINES AT;  https://filmfreeway.com/JustBeYouPerformingArtsYouthFestival 


*WE WILL OFFER AN AFFORDABLE SUBMISSION RATE TO GIVE MORE NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK!


*ADULT NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS OVER THE AGE OF 18 WILL HAVE A SMALL SUBMISSION FEE OF JUST $20 (one film per submission)


* ADULT FILMMAKERS - YOUR FILM WILL NOT BE REVIEWED FOR CONSIDERATION UNLESS THE SUBMISSION FEE IS PAID 


*ALL YOUTH NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS  17 YEAR'S-OLD OR YOUNGER - THERE WILL STILL BE NO SUBMISSION FEE (proof of age is required at time of submission email your school ID). 


SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

If you are a New Jersey filmmaker you can submit early. Email a link to your film via DropBox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive, in NSTC format.


All films must meet our guidelines for appropriate content. No violence, no guns, no profanity, no sexually explicit content, and the film must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 18 year's old.


Run time limit: 10 minutes or less.


Film Genres: Animation, Short Film, Documentary, Live Action, Music Video, Dance Video, Photography


Complete the submission form below


Pay the submission fee (for adult filmmakers only- no fee for youth filmmakers)

3RD SEASON SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS

EARLY SUBMISSION EXCLUSIVELY FOR NEW JERSEY FILMMAKERS!

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We thank you for your submission! Films selected to participate in the festival will be contacted at the close of the submission process.

Just Be You Performing Arts

New Jersey Adult Filmmakers Submission Payment!