UP TO 21


Years running: 40 (since 1983)

UP TO 21

International Youth Film Festival.


”UP TO 21” International Youth Film Festival has been gathering creative, young filmmakers from all over the world since 1983! Many of the earlier participants are known to have made a career in the film industry.

Our festival is a great opportunity for young filmmakers to make their debut on the big screen!
UP TO 21 is the perfect place to share creative ideas with people from all over the world!

The films will be judged by a professional jury. The filmmakers invited to come to Warsaw, will enjoy of fun activities ,including concerts and professional film workshops.

Observing, in previous editions of filmmaking young people, we are confident that once again we can see the films that are the perfect invitation to talk, to seek answers to many questions, to find out their own interpretation of the themes and issues that often collide in the life personal or social.

So much of the world around you can perpetuate on a film tape, so many stories you can tell.


Any prizes or financial awards contributed by the organisers and sponsors alike will be granted to the awarded film authors present at the "UP TO 21" IFF. Filmmakers who won't be able to attend the awards ceremony in Warsaw will only receive honourable diplomas and a written version of the Jury's decision.


  • Submissions are open to all filmmakers who are 21 years old or under at the time of completing their film
  • The submitted films should have been completed after 1st January 2017
  • The films length must not exceed 30 minutes
  • We accept all movie-making techniques and genres, submitted on DVD or miniDV in a format working on a stationary DVD player.

Submitted films must be accompanied by the properly filled out and signed submission form. You should also include one still from the film (a digital picture, JPG format, 300 DPI) and a short synopsis (3 to 5 sentences).

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website




Biblioteka Publiczna im. St.Staszica 
w dzielnicy Bielany m.st. Warszawy
ul. Romaszewskiego 19
01-874 Warszawa, Poland
with a note 35. edition UPTO21

Phone: +48 22 663 83 14
Fax: +48 22 669 60 12

Email: biuro@upto21.pl

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 10, 2019
  • Event Dates
    19 — 21 September 2019
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