January 19, 2012 14:50 ET

National Film Festival for Talented Youth Announces Addition of Future of Film Expo as Part of 2012 Film Festival

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - The largest youth film festival in the world, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), has added a free, two-day Future of Film Expo to the 2012 festival. The Future of Film Expo Presented By NFFTY and The Next Fifty takes place April 27-28, 2012, and will feature exhibitor booths, speakers, workshops, panels, demonstrations, lounges and networking opportunities, targeting young filmmakers, and film fans of all ages.

For film enthusiasts, the Future of Film Expo will have exclusive panels on the newest trends in film technology, music in the film industry and navigating the film school system, as well as, behind the scenes with independent film heavyweights, and more from industry experts.

Attendees don't have to be filmmakers to have a great time -- the Future of Film Expo will be fun for the whole family! There will be an ongoing Film 101 interactive experience where anyone can come and learn the basics of making a movie, and the Xbox 360® Lounge will feature workshops, roundtable discussions, demos and networking. Plus opportunities to hang out and play with Kinect for Xbox 360® and experience the latest in Xbox LIVE® entertainment.

"The Future of Film Expo gives exhibitors the unparalleled opportunity to meet and interact with the best young filmmakers from around the world. This event will truly represent the future of film in all aspects," commented Jesse Harris, Founder/Executive Director of NFFTY.

The Future of Film Expo will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, and is co-sponsored by The Next Fifty, a six-month celebration of the 1962 World's Fair at the Seattle Center.

Exhibitors include top film schools such as Loyola Marymount University, Florida State University and Digital Domain Institute, and others such as Canon, Panasonic, the Screen Actors Guild, Audiosocket, Indi System, Maxon, and more to be announced soon!

About NFFTY:
The National Film Festival For Talented Youth (NFFTY) is the largest and most influential film festival in the world for young filmmakers (age 22 and under). NFFTY 2012 is presented by Bing, additional sponsors include Volvo Cars of North America, Xbox 360® and vitaminwater.

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