Our City, My Story

Submissions Closed


New York City has everything – bold characters, dramatic settings, tender moments. During the Tribeca Film Festival, Our City, My Story celebrates the tremendous characters, settings, and moments the young people of New York are capturing right now. Tribeca Film Institute invites young filmmakers from across the city to submit their best original work for consideration in the 2014 Our City, My Story screening this April.


  • Entrants must fully comply with the Entry Rules & Regulations, including deadlines and entry material requirements and selected film requirements.
  • Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time of submission.
  • Films must be less than 15 minutes in length.
  • Filmmakers must be younger than 19 years of age and residing within the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Films awarded one of the three monetary prizes in the narrative, documentary and experimental category must show written proof that the film has been done in conjunction or under the auspices of a host program organization, and submitted along with this application.
  • Youth filmmakers must play the major creative role on the production of the submitted works— as directors, writers, and/or editors. Preference will be given to films that are overwhelmingly youth made, and any works reflecting more than 15% of creative control by filmmakers over the age of 19 will be ineligible for submission.
  • Organizations submitting youth produced works may be requested by Tribeca Film Institute staff to undergo an interview at the site of their operations.

Congratulations to our 2013 winners!
Best Experimental Film: LE VOL DE SOLANGE

By Emma Huibregtse
Best Documentary Film: TRIGGERING WOUNDS

By Maysles Institute Teen Producers Academy: Alejandro Rosario, Langston Sanchez, Tatiyana Jenkins, Josue Loayza, Hatuey Rodriguez, Roxanne Mauras, Vivian Morales, Jasmine Velez, Keionn Ausby, Brittney Lopez
Best Narrative Film: CONQUER ALL!

By CityKids Foundation: Kirsten Connor, Daisha Greggs, Naja Newell, The Repertory Company: Brandy-Leigh Dorsey, Daisha Greggs, Alexandra Haughton, Avant Holmes, Nijah Laela Knight, Ciara Ligon, Nijah Banks, Naomi Obuke