• All Martin and St. Lucie Counties public, private, or home-schooled K-12 students may enter.

  • Entries must be under 3 minutes in length.
  • Entries must incorporate the Youth Driven Cinema theme. Suggested topics, sample films, and other helpful information can be found below.
  • Copyrighted music is NOT permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded as .mov, .mp4, or .wmv file formats not to exceed 1GB in file size.
  • All entries must have an adult e-sign the Terms and Conditions on the submission form.
  • Entries must be uploaded by April 1, 2024.
  • You must use a Gmail account to upload your video.
  • Note: Submissions that go above and beyond topics such as recycling, clean-ups, etc. will receive preference.


  • ​Teams may be composed of 1-4 students for a traditional entry. There are three grade-level categories: Elementary, Middle, and High school. ​
  • ​There is also a special “School of Fish” category for films with more than four students. A video entered into the School of Fish category can only be entered for that division. A student can participate in the School of Fish category while also creating a second video to be entered into the traditional grade-level divisions.
  • All team members must be in the same grade level category (Elementary, Middle, and High school) unless entry is into the “School of Fish” division.

PRIZES (awarded to each grade level)

  • First Place – $400
  • Second Place – $250
  • Third Place – $100
  • School of Fish – Pizza Party


To submit your video for Youth Driven Cinema, please click a link below.

Please review our scoring rubric before submitting your project, YDC Scoring Rubric 2024.

For questions about the program or your film submission, please email Yasmeen Bruno at