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 film must include specific items, dialogue, locations and a secret rule only revealed at the beginning of the 24 hours.

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Key dates

24/7 launch, information session and workshop

Wednesday 5 September 6 - 8pm
Northern Beaches Council Dee Why Council Chambers, 725 Pittwater Rd

Competition weekend

Saturday 29 September, 8 - 10am
Star of the Sea Theatre, Stella Maris, Cnr Collingwood & Iluka Ave, Manly

Submission deadline

Sunday 30 September, 8 – 10am
Warringah Mall Library


Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 October, 6 - 8pm
Cinema 3 Hoyts Warringah Mall

Finals and Awards Night

Sunday 28 October, 6 - 9pm
Cinema 9, Hoyts Warringah Mall

Resources and FAQs

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

Previous Winners

Check out the talent in the various categories from previous years!