New fest in town

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) will hold its launch screening Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. to showcase award-winning works directed by filmmakers age 21 and under from across the country.

The event will mark the official unveiling of this brand-new Seattle film festival, which is striving to become the largest and most influential youth-oriented film festival in the nation. The screening will take place at the new cinema at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall in McCaw Hall.

NFFTY was founded by two passionate young filmmakers, Jesse Harris and Jocelyn R.C. (sic). A board of directors comprised of young filmmakers and Seattle film and business professionals manages the festival.

According to a press release, "films for the 'Kick Off' were selected by building relationships with other film organizations and youth film festivals across the country and viewing their best work."

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