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TMichael

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Review for The Talented Youth (NFFTY), Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have crossed paths with NFFTY numerous times over the past four and a half years. Since 2009 I have attended the festival as an audience member, two time filmmaker, a volunteer and sponsor. My experiences during the 2010 and 2011 festivals when I had my own films screen completely changed my life and ultimately jumpstarted my career. The things I learned and the people I met ultimately lead to me getting an internship with PBS Seattle. Less than a year later at the age of only 19, I found myself producing an Emmy award winning independent film series with the station and helping launch another. I owe everything to this organization and today I am proud to now call myself an employee of NFFTY. I have seen many other filmmakers experience very similar success stories and I know that NFFTY is responsible for all of the opportunities these filmmakers are starting to take part in. It is a one of a kind organization. There is literally no other youth oriented film festival in the world that operates like NFFTY and does what it does for young directors. NFFTY provides a first class festival venue to showcase your work and meet and network with not only other young filmmakers but top industry professionals. NFFTY changed my life, and I know that it will continue to change the lives of other young creative visionaries in the years to come.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to expand the reach and audience of the organization world wide.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field