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.

Launch Event - get the information and get excited! We encourage new participants and any returners

Skill Development - review our Resources and FAQs page for ways to build your skills (techniques, acting etc)

Competition Weekend - Northern Beaches Council Civic Centre, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why.
Teams must register (pay $50 per team) and complete indemnity forms (each team member must submit) to confirm entry into the festival.
It is then where the secret rule, locations, phrases and items to be included in to film will be announced.

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. 
You must submit your video to us at Northern Beaches Council - Dee Why Council Chambers, 725 Pittwater Rd between 8-10am

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.

Find out more

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Become a Sponsor

24/7 Youth Film Festival 2018 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