24/7 Youth Film Festival is a short film competition for young people aged 12 – 24 in which participants have just 24 hours to make a 7 minute short film.

The festival returns in 2019 with key events & dates below:

Launch Event - Wednesday 31 July, 6-8pm​​​​
Northern Beaches Council Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

Get informed and excited about the festival and enjoy some free pizza! Find out everything you need to know to create a seven minute film in 24 hours, including tips from an industry professional and previous years' winners. We encourage new participants and any returning teams to come along and find out about the competition. 

Skill Development / Film Making Workshop - Wednesday 14 August, 6-8pm​​​​
Northern Beaches Council Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

Refine your filmmaking skills in preparation for the competition weekend. The film making workshop is designed for all levels - bring along your camera or phone and let's roll! 
For more info on skill development review our Resources & FAQs page for ways to build your skills (techniques, acting etc).

Competition Weekend - Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August 8-10am​​​​
Northern Beaches Council Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why

The challenge is on! On Saturday, you will find out the secret rules you must use in your seven minute film. Submit your film by Sunday 10am and have your chance at some great prizes!
Teams must register ($50 per team) and complete indemnity forms for each member to confirm entry into the festival. 
The secret rule, locations, phrases and items that must be included in your film will be announced at the start of the competition and you will have 24 hours to get filming!

Make your Video! - Teams have 24 hours to make a 7 minute (or less) film. Teams must include various items, locations, phrases and a secret rule in their film. 

All film entries that meet the criteria are screened at Hoyts over two nights. The top 10 films that are up for a prize will be played at Hoyts for the Finals Night. Screening and Finals Nights to be announced soon!

Find out more

Join the 24/7 Youth Film Festival Facebook Group to keep up to date with the festival or contact the Youth Services team directly at for more info.

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Become a Sponsor

24/7 Youth Film Festival 2019 requires your support in the form of monetary assistance, services or products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know how the Film Festival works. Find your answers here!


We’ve compiled a handy list of resources for you to study up for the big weekend.

2018 Film Fest

Check out the talent from the 2018 competition

2017 Film Fest

Check out the talent from the 2017 competition