About Us

Learn more about Elijah Wells Youth Indie Film Festival and what we do.


The Elijah Wells Youth Indie Film Festival (EWYIFF)  is a platform to celebrate and inspire the youth to develop their technical and creative skills. The second annual festival will take place on June 2-3, 2017 at the Historic Lyric Theatre Cultural Complex in Overtown. EWYIFF supports young filmmakers and encourages community engagement.


Elijah Wells Films is a Film Production Company based in Miami, FL whose passion is capturing a story through lens. Over the last two years, Elijah Wells Films has become a staple brand in the film industry, specializing in documentary and filmmaking.


Best known for producing the short film “The Gift”, Elijah Wells Films is the company behind the ABFF 2012 Community Short Film Showcase winner. Celebrities from the likes of Mr. Robert Townsend, Jeff Friday, Spike Lee, Omari Hardwick, and Joann Payton have shared the same stage, and supported Elijah Wells Films. The Miami Times classified Elijah Wells as “one of our very own indie filmmaker”.  Therefore, we welcome and appreciate your contributions to this event as it will not only help build awareness around young filmmakers in Miami, but also help serve the community.


EWYIFF’s mission is to promote and encourage the next generation of young filmmakers to inspire, lead, and entertain the world with their stories.


EWYIFF’s vision is to create opportunities for young and aspiring filmmakers in the inner cities. EWYIFF’s goal is to help emerging filmmakers from high schools around the world reach their full potential and to generate international dialogue throughout the filmmaker community.

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2016 Recap Video

Last Year The Black Archives hosted its inaugural Folklife Film Festival featuring the Elijah Wells Youth Indie Film Festival (EWYIFF) on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex. The Festival, which celebrated our community’s youth and and inspired them to develop their technical and creative skills, could only be described as a massive success!