Youth Cinema Network

YCN is a worldwide network of youth film festivals, organizations and film & media educators.

We share knowledge, best practices and information 

by managing a database of film & media educators and festivals
by hosting an annual conference for the members
by identifying funding trends and opportunities
by enabling partnerships and collaborations
by publishing news and research online

We advocate for Youth Cinema internationally 

by stimulating intercultural dialogue
by interpreting EU legislation
by creating international strategies
by presenting local best practices globally and vice versa

We support the distribution of films made by young people

by sharing the films from the member festivals and organisations

We promote and develop film & media education and culture 

by sharing and exploring new and creative learning approaches
by organizing events and workshops dedicated to young filmmakers and film & media educators

We celebrate excellence among emerging filmmakers

by hosting the annual Youth Cinema Network Award