The 2018 AAHSFF takes place the weekend of October 5th - 7th in New York City, beginning with our Opening Night Party and concluding with the Teen Indie Awards Show where we'll hand out over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships. 

For those of you with a competitive edge, you can kick things off even earlier by registering for one of our Film Invitational Competitions which run from Wednesday October 3rd through Friday October 5th. If you love film and want to experience the next generation of talented filmmakers then you can't miss AAHSFF 2018!

The Future of Film

 October 6th-7th, 2018

October 6th-7th, 2018

Film Screenings

Witness the future of film with hundreds films by the top young filmmakers from all over the world.

 October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018

Teen Indie Awards

A grand, formal evening featuring: Special celebrity guests, presentation of award winners and over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships.

 October 5th, 2018

October 5th, 2018

Opening Night Party

Kick off the weekend with live music, interactive games and the best high school networking event on the planet!

 October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018

IMAX Blue Carpet

At the Teen Indie Awards young artists are our stars! Walk the "blue" carpet for your moment under the bright lights.

 October 6th, 2018

October 6th, 2018

Interactive Tech Fair

Get your hands on new tech and talk to representatives about what's new in the film industry.

 October 6th, 2018

October 6th, 2018

Networking

Share your passion with young photographers and filmmakers from around the world. Bring your business cards-- you never know who you'll meet!

 

The Future of Photography

 October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018

Photog Fest Gallery Exhibition

View the Official Selections of the 2018 Photog Fest in a prestigious New York City art gallery in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood, presented by Jostens.

 October 5th, 2018

October 5th, 2018

Photo Walk NYC

New for 2018! Take a guided photography tour on the scenic New York City Highline. 

 

Educational Opportunities

 October 6th, 2018

October 6th, 2018

College Fair

Join us for the nation's largest film and media arts college fair where over 25 schools will share what makes their programs unique.

 October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018

Panels

With topics chosen by YOU, award-winning industry professionals will share their expertise. Get inspired and bring your questions for the Q&A!

 October 7th, 2018

October 7th, 2018

Workshops

Learn from wide variety of industry insiders and professionals during our hands-on workshop sessions.

 
 

Film Invitational Competition

 October 3rd-5th, 2018

October 3rd-5th, 2018

The Complete Experience

Think you got what it takes to make a film in 3 days? If you said yes, then this competition is for you.

 October 4th-5th, 2018

October 4th-5th, 2018

Claustrophobic Creativity Challenge

Cram into a room and get ready, because this challenge is a close one. 

 October 4th-5th, 2018

October 4th-5th, 2018

Broadcast Journalism Challenge

There's always so much happening in NYC... what will you report?

 October 5th, 2018

October 5th, 2018

Editing Challenge

Edit an award winning film in just a few hours.