This year marked the 7th Annual HELP film festival. The prospective film makers were asked to produce a short film that focused on the theme of this year’s HELP film festival: “Stereotypes” in relation to homelessness, alcohol and other drug usage with a focus on positive solutions.

Close to 100 students participated, resulting in seven amazing films shown on the big screen at CMAX in Devonport on the 6th August 2018, where family and friends of the students gathered to watch the films and cast their vote for People’s Choice.

The quality of films this year was outstanding. Huge congratulations to Devonport High School for taking out top honours as well as People’s Choice 2 years running. Our joint runners up were Launceston Christian College and Ulverstone High School.

This year saw the introduction of a new “Encouragement” award and this was sponsored by the Hon. Michael Gaffney MLC. This year’s recipient was Penguin High School’s film “Damage”.

All the finalist films are available to watch on the YFCC website ( and stay tuned to our website/Facebook page for more information about next year’s 8th annual HELP film festival coming soon…….

Family and Friends waiting eagerly to watch this year’s films.










“2018 HELP Film Festival winners.. Devonport High school…Congratulations!!”