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Celebrate Young Talent in Film


Working with with Odeon cinemas, join us for the  National Youth Film awards ceremony, honouring the best graduate talent in the film industry.

Winners are selected by a panel of judges with international recognition.  Receiving a National Youth Film Award is an acknowledgement of outstanding young film talent and the awards will celebrate the work of the best young filmmakers and actors aged 16 - 29 across the UK

The Event

Situated on Leicester Square in London’s West End, the ODEON Luxe has hosted a number of premiers for the films you love such as Mission Impossible, &Toy Story. We are delighted to call it the home of the National Youth Film Awards.

Date: December 2022 

Venue: Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, London

The Awards

A W A R D  C AT E G O R I E S 

• Best Director
• Best Original Screenplay
• Best Actor
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Best Original Music
• Best Sound Design


In addition we have two special awards for those outside the organisation.

• Outstanding contribution to the development of young film talent
• Lifetime Achievement
• Best Film
• SetReady best Film award
• Rising Star Award

Application Eligibility


Full  Terms & Conditions of Entry 



  • You must have been aged 16 to 29 years old between 1st January 2020 and 30th June 2022 during the production period and a Resident of the UK during the production period 

  • All entries must have been produced between 1st January 2020 and 30th June 2022

  • Industry professionals, including freelancers, may submit. However, submitted films must be produced in a non-commercial capacity. Any films that are made with the intent of sales and promotion of a product, service, or brand will not be accepted

  • Must be a live action film we do not currently accept animation, documentary or music videos. 

  • The film must have a duration between 8-30 minutes. 

  • Submission must be made by the applicant who may either be the named producer,  director, education facility or any other copyright owner of the film 

  • The applicant can make more than one application per film 

  • The National Youth Film Awards are non exclusive. Submissions made to other film festivals and awards are eligible to participate.

  • All submissions must be received no later than 2359hrs (GMT) on 30th June 2022.

  • All non-English submissions must have English subtitles.