The Theme for the 2018 HELP Film Festival is “Stereotypes” in relation to Youth homelessness and/or alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.

We are asking young people to explore the stereotypes surrounding people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness i.e. couch surfing etc and people that are affected by alcohol and other drug use – themselves, family members or friends.

Prospective film makers will be asked to produce a short film (a minimum of 2 minute and maximum of 5 minute durations), with a maximum of 10 young people per submitted entry, though each school or community group can submit more than one entry. Films can be produced using phones, tablets, iPad’s or cameras.

Films are judged by a committee and shown on the big screen at Cmax Cinema in Devonport where schools, students, young people, families and community members are invited to come and view the films and celebrate young people’s achievements. There are great prizes to be won for Schools/Colleges/Community Groups and participating young people and this is a valuable way to enhance young people’s project based learning skills in:

  • Team work
  • Digital media
  • Research
  • Community participation
  • Increased knowledge of impacts of stereotypes in the age cohort

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st prize = $1000.00 cheque
  • Runner-up = $500.00 cheque
  • People’s choice = $1000.00 cheque

Participants from winning films will also receive a prize pack for their participation.

Registration forms are to be submitted by Wednesday 30th May 2018

Completed films are to be submitted by Friday 29th June 2018

The selected films will be screened during National Homelessness Week, on the evening of Monday 6th August at C-Max Cinemas in Devonport.

For more information and/or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 6424 7375 or email cassie@yfcc.com.au

Help Film Festival 2018 Registration Form
Participant Consent Form

Watch the 2017 finalists below

My Movie – Devonport High School

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The Virus – St Brendan-Shaw College

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Bullying, No Way! – Exeter High School

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