The Tribeca Film Festival is proud to screen a collection of short films made by young filmmakers. Downtown Youth Behind the Camera is presented as part of the Festival’s commitment to giving young filmmakers a showcase for their creativity, and encouraging them to express themselves through this vital art form.

Following the screening, the participating student filmmakers will be led in a discussion by Emmy-winning filmmaker Judd Ehrlich. Judd returns to the festival with his new documentary Keepers of the Game that premieres at the festival this year. His other Tribeca premieres include Run for Your Life & We Could Be King.

The Tribeca Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the youth programs that have contributed to this program:

Art Lab

Mosasaur Security

Cat Food

Automatic Studios


Children’s Museum of the Arts

Marcas the Alien Cat

Death Day

Manhattan Youth

The Bank

The Rich Wind

Signing Sounds

New York International Children’s Film Festival

The Story of Awesome

Take Two Film Academy

Anything Helps

Writopia Lab

The Runner