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.

2019 Entry Forms - Complete an Application & Indemnity Form and bring them along to the competition launch! 

Key events & dates below:

Launch Event - Wednesday 31 July, 6-8pm​​​​

Skill Development / Film Making Workshop - Wednesday 14 August, 6-8pm​​​​

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

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 - Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 September 6-8pm
Hoyts Cinemas, Warringah Mall, Brookvale (Cinema 3)

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 - Sunday 22 September, 6-9pm
Hoyts Cinemas, Warringah Mall, Brookvale (Cinema 8)

The top 10 films as judged by industry professionals will then 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!

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