Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival has four competitive sections for feature length films (Juniors +10; Cadets +13, Seniors +16 and Green Opportunity); two competitive section for short fiction and animated films and one non competitive selection (Parental Experience) for young people +18 and parents.
International juries are composed of approximately 650 youngsters in 3 sections from more than 10 countries to meet and discuss about themes of screened films that affect the lives of young people. Masterclass and workshops.
The Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival was started in 2013 as an initiative of Claudio Gubitosi, artistic director and creator of Giffoni Film Festival with bilateral treaty with Macedonian Film Agency and gave the trust to start new festival under the Giffoni brand in Macedonia. Lack of young audience in cinema theaters in Macedonia was essential motivation to make youth festival, but festival become much more important for young people than anyone expects on the beginning.
Award for the Best Film and Best Short Film in each section