*Submissions are now open for Martin and St. Lucie Counties.*

The Mission of Youth Driven Cinema is to educate and engage the youth of Martin and St. Lucie Counties by fostering community involvement within the arts and sciences. Students are tasked with creating a short video that follows a particular conservation-based theme and are encouraged to use their imaginations. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the top five films in each category (Elementary, Middle, High School, and School of Fish) will be shown at the festival with prizes awarded. Students, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend the film festival.


Join us at this year’s Youth Driven Cinema event! Click the link below to find tickets for both Martin and St. Lucie Counties. (Ticket sales are currently available at box office only.)


Do you have a passion for art and science and enjoy making short films? Click the link below for details on how to create and submit a film for the 2024 Youth Driven Cinema Film Festival!

Check out the video below for film-making instructions and important event deadlines. Need more inspiration to create your film? Find past submissions by visiting our YouTube page. Follow us on Facebook for more updates about this year’s events! (Click HERE to download a PDF of the video instructions).

Thank you to our generous sponsors who have made this event free and donated prizes to our amazing winners and thank you to our incredible partners in helping make this event a success!