We are excited to host our 4th Youth Salon as part of our Festival Weekend. Youth Salon programming includes a workshop and celebrates the work young Latin American and Latino filmmakers with our 2019 Youth Salon Selections screening. Programmatic offerings will include a two-hour workshop that will provide an opportunity for young artists to engage in gaining new skills related to the art of filmmaking. The 2019 Youth Salon Screening will showcase youth films of all genres.

The Youth Salon is looking for submissions by youth under 22 years of age who are Latin American, of Latin American heritage, or identify as Latino or Latinx who has at least one of the following roles in the making of the film; writer, actor, director, producer, or editor. Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted.

We invite Instructors of film programs and teaching artists to submit on behalf of their students. We invite you to visit our Google form to submit instead of using Film Freeway. Click on our link at the very top of this page and follow the instructions. Our guidelines are the same.


  • Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes

  • No submission fee for films submitted to the youth program

  • Each film submitted and accepted for screening will require parental consent for any youth under 18 unless you are a youth having your film submitted by a teacher at your school.

All questions regarding submissions to the PHLAFF Youth Salon can be sent via email to Daniel de Jesús

Youth Salon Schedule
10:00 am - 10:30 am Registration
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Workshops
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Screening, Q&A, and Awards

Youth Salon 2019 Key Dates
April 21st - Film Freeway Submissions Closing Date
April 26th - Film Freeway Selections Announced
May 10th - Submissions for Schools & Programs Closing Date
May 17th - School & Programs Selections Announced

Photo by Senia Lopez

Photographs by Senia Lopez