Youth Film Day

Youth Film Day is a free day of workshops, screenings and special programs designed for emerging filmmakers in grades 7-12. Produced by Hofstra University and the Gold Coast International Film Festival, student filmmakers are invited to participate in a day full of film activities, panels, workshops, and special giveaways on March 16, 2019.

Attend hands-on filmmaking workshops on topics including:

  • Cinematography
  • Creating a Home Studio
  • Drones, Sliders & Other Cool Stuff
  • Editing
  • Film Studies
  • How to Make a Short Film
  • FilmIndustry Panels
  • Script & Film Critique
  • Sound Design & Effects
  • Special FX Makeup
  • Stunts & Fight Choreography
  • Visual Effects


Submit your short film to be screened during the event and for feedback from industry professionals and then celebrate this year's winning films at the Closing Awards Ceremony.

Explore the State-of-the-Art Film and TV studios at Hofstra University's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

All workshops will be taught by working filmmakers and film industry professionals, GCIFF staff and Hofstra film faculty.

For more information, call 516-829-2570 or visit

Hofstra University is the Exclusive University Partner of the Gold Coast Arts Center's Film Programming and the Gold Coast International Film Festival.


DateSaturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Breslin Hall, Hofstra University

For more information: Youth Film Day website

This event is FREE, but you MUST register in advance

Saturday, March 16, 2019


RSVP required



Breslin Hall
Breslin Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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