diverse range of youth films broadens the perspective of children and young people. This offers them opportunities to better determine the world they want to live in. JEF makes youth film available to exhibitors, visible and accessible to a wide and diverse audience as well during school and leisure time.

Through its active role in network organizations, JEF is the youth film contact for policy makers and the (inter)national film industry. At JEF, children and young people find a place to create, experience, and critically review film together. For and by youngsters is one of the central mottos throughout the JEF organisation.