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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.

Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the previously scheduled mid-year launch dates for this event have been postponed. Please check back for updates as we work to transition this event online

Join the 24/7 Youth Film Festival Facebook Group to keep up to date with the festival

Key events and 2020 dates - TBA

The festival includes 4 key events (times and locations TBA).

Launch night and film making workshop - TBA

Find out everything you need to know to make a short film in less than 24 hours. Hear from previous year’s winners, our expert videography consultant and get hands on with an introductory workshop to support your visual storytelling.

Competition weekend - TBA

The challenge is on! Teams have 24 hours to make a 7 minute (or less) film and include various items, locations, phrases and a secret rule in their film. On Saturday, you will find out the secret rules that have to be included in your film which must be submitted by Sunday 10am. All eligible films go in the running to win some fantastic prizes!
Teams must register ($50 per team) and complete indemnity forms for each member to confirm entry into the festival.

Screenings - TBA

All film entries that meet the criteria are screened at Hoyts over two nights. Watch the 7 minute films created by local young film-makers in less than 24 hours on the silver screen - bring along your family and friends and make a night of it!

Finals & awards night - TBA

The top 10 films as judged by industry professionals will be screened at the finals and awards night and battle it out for best film (along with a number of other categories) and $5000 worth of prizes! This event is free and open to the public so bring along your family and friends and vote for your favourite finalist.

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 youth@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au for more info.

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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!

Resources

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

Previous 24/7 Youth Film Festivals

Short film competition for young people aged 12 – 24 in which participants have just 24 hours to make a 7 minute short film.