Youth Art Video Showcase

NEW in 2021!

Deadline Extended: September 15th

Be Creative and Empowered!

AOFTA is a celebration of creative storytelling. Show the community My COVID Experience in a 2 minute video.

Selected participants will have their work showcased at the Festival and online. This unique opportunity is open to all students 10 -19 years old living in Williamsburg/James County and Upper York County.

We look forward to seeing your unique perspective in either documentary or animation videos.

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Application Deadline (Extended!): September 15th 2021 (6 PM)

Open to: Middle & High School age students living in Williamsburg/James City County and Upper York County–a school affiliation is NOT required.

Video Categories: Animation & Documentary style videos. Art created during 2020-2021 may be showcased at AOFTA.

Age Categories: 10-14 years old and 15-19 years old will be Accepted (age at the time of submission). Each submission will require parent or legal guardian signature. Up to 100 video submissions will be reviewed.

Online Video Submissions: Due by Wednesday, August 25th at 6pm. Artists will be notified by Monday, September 20th regarding film online showcase inclusion.

Video Criteria

Theme: My COVID Experience

Length: Maximum of 2 minutes

Individual & Team Projects of up to 4 people will be accepted (each student on the team must meet the criteria)

Submission Process: Online submissions accepted only & submissions must include proper registration and forms completed with signature from parent or legal guardian

Visually Pleasing and Family Appropriate

Appropriate Imagery and Language

Submissions will be reviewed, not all will be shown

Showcase Videos will be seen through the AOFTA website and YouTube page

AOFTA may showcase videos at the Festival in the Youth Art Area

Celebrate the Joy of Creativity

We are pleased to have Williamsburg/James City and Upper York County public and private schools participate in the annual AOFTA Youth Art Exhibition.

The exhibition is displayed in over 2,500 square foot tent on Prince George Street with youth art activities, music and family friendly food available nearby.


Thank you to all of the young artists who share their work and the fabulous art teachers who curate this exhibition!