Youth Opportunities


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The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) is internationally recognized and showcases a fantastic array of shorts and features by filmmakers worldwide. This year alone, the festival received over 300 submissions from independent filmmakers. We want to ensure representation from schools in our region.


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


Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes.
Each film submitted should not be older than two years from the date of the Festival. Festival dates May 30 – June 6, 2021.

Please send all questions regarding submissions to the PHLAFF Youth Salon via email to me, Daniel de Jesús

The Youth Salon submission is FREE.

The deadline to submit is May 7th. 

Link to submit –

Our submission forms are also available on our website.

The FilmNOW Festival is back for it’s 6th consecutive season, allowing High School Student Filmmakers in PA, NJ, and DE the chance to showcase their short films on the BIG screen.

Submissions for FilmNow are OPEN until February 28, 2021, with NO ENTRY FEE required. Students will have the opportunity to compete for CASH PRIZES if their film is selected for our awards screening on May 9th 2021.

For more information visit or Also, please be sure to pass along our press release (attached below) to any students that would be interested in taking part in this year’s festival.


 Klein College Virtual Tours & Virtual Chat with Student Ambassadors:
Klein College of Media & Communication invites all interested high school students to join us for a virtual tour! We host virtual tours every weekday at 1pm, but if that time doesn’t work for you – we’re happy to set up a 1:1 time with you and your parents to meet with our recruitment team! Visit  to learn more and to sign up.

Additionally, Klein College is now offering exclusive opportunities to connect directly with one of our fantastic student ambassadors. To sign up, students can simply send us an email at to schedule a 1:1 appointment with a current Klein College student. Please include name and potential major, as well as any questions to share before your appointment is scheduled. We will then be in touch regarding which student will be on the call and confirm the appointment date and time.



The Urban Technology Project is now recruiting for our 2018-19 Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows cohort. Students ages of 18-24 that is interested in a career in technology. The AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows Pre-Apprenticeship program offers young adults the opportunity to learn technology support while serving Philadelphia schools by providing STEM and Computer Science mentoring activities to students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Pre-Apprentice Digital Service Fellows provide technology services to schools across the district while learning new tech skills, professionalism skills, earning a living stipend, gaining I.T. industry certifications, and more! Learn More