Welcome to AAHSFF 2019!

View our full festival schedule here.

The 2019 All American High School Film Festival takes place on October 11th - 13th 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! The entire weekend experience is designed to promote and celebrate YOU! Don’t miss out on the largest high school film festival in the world!

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 9th through Friday October 11th. If you love film and want to experience the next generation of talented filmmakers then you can't miss AAHSFF 2019. Check out all of our festival events below, click on the images to learn more. Questions? Feel free to reach out to info@aahsff.com, see you in NYC!


The Future of Film

Film Screenings

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

Teen Indie Awards

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

Opening Night Party

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

IMAX Red Carpet

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

Interactive Tech Fair Presented by Blackmagic Design

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


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

The Future of Photography

Photog Fest Gallery Exhibition

View the Official Selections of the 2019 Jostens Photo Contest in a prestigious New York City art gallery in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood.

Photo Walk & Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Go on a photo walk and scavenger hunt in the heart of a New York City landmark. More information for 2019 coming soon!

Educational Opportunities

College Fair

Join us for the nation's largest film and media arts college fair where over 30 schools will share what makes their programs unique.


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


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

Actor’s Connection Sessions

A series of intimate workshops in partnership with NYC's largest educational studio for professional actors.

Film Invitational Competition

October 9th-11th, 2019

October 9th-11th, 2019

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 10th-11th, 2019

October 10th-11th, 2019

Claustrophobic Creativity Challenge

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

October 10th-11th, 2019

October 10th-11th, 2019

Broadcast Journalism Challenge

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

October 11th, 2019

October 11th, 2019

Editing Challenge

Edit an award winning film in just a few hours.