‘Nifty’ film festival kicks off today

The largest youth film festival in the country is right here in Seattle.

The Fifth annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY, or “nifty”) kicks off on Thursday and features 225 films created by directors 22-years-old and younger. The four-day festival is expected to draw nearly 10,000 film fans. The films have been submitted by young people from 40 states and 20 countries.

Festival highlights include:

  • Opening Night Gala at Cinerama and The Space Needle
  • Friday Night & Centerpiece Shorts
  • NFFTY Happy Hour
  • Late Night Comedy and Horror Screenings
  • Documentaries
  • Closing Night: NW Scene
  • The festival was founded by Ballard native Jesse Harris. More information on screenings and tickets can be found here.

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