As a young filmmaker, it can be hard to find the right contest that caters to you and your peers. Well, get excited, because a recent announcement from the Ghetto Film School and Stavros Niarchos Foundation highlights their new partnership to host "Humanity Inspires Tech," a short film challenge for young creatives ages 14-21.

And this is not a free contest with no rewards! Winners will receive a $3,000 production award and a spot in the GFS short film completion lab, which will consist of a 10-week mentorship program with industry professionals, including award-winning editors, colorists, and sound designers.

That's an amazing way to get your foot in the door. 

All short-form content will be accepted, including TikToks, films, PSAs, photomontage projects, animation projects, and more.

Following submissions, GFS and SNF will choose six winning finalists

For more information and submission instructions, please visit

Submissions are due Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.