Youth in the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla and Snowy River Shires are encouraged to enter the youth short film competition, YOOFTube.
The South East Arts competition – which was launched at Footprint Theatre’s Film School in Pambula on Friday, April 15 – is offering youth aged 12-20 the opportunity to compete for over $5,000 in prizes and development opportunities.
Founding YOOFTube patron, Jamie Shaw is once again offering the J.D. Shaw $1,000 prize for Best Film, which was won by Tura Beach student Jared Tucker in 2015.
South East Arts, in conjunction with J.D. Shaw and Merimbula’s Toni Houston, are also offering a $500 prize and a Toni Houston Media one day intense music video workshop for the winner of the Best Music Video for an original composition.
YOOFTube organiser Kate Howarth said as part of this year’s prizes the winners will also receive a mentoring workshop with a professional film maker.
“These workshops offers the youth a chance to build their skills in screen acting, film and digital media with guidance from one of our great regional professionals,” she said.
Ms Howarth said she hopes the YOOFTube competition will play a pivotal role in the development of future screen industry professionals.
“It’s all about giving young people another avenue for storytelling and supporting young film makers in the region to get their films on the big screen. It’s all part of developing the local film industry. ”
YOOFTube has been supported again this year by both the Bega Valley Shire and Bombala Councils, with the Bega Valley offering a $1000 prize and Bombala offering a $250 prize for youth in their shire.
Entries close on Tuesday, August 9.
More information and entry forms are available from the website www.southeastarts.org.au or contact South East Arts on 6492 0711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the YOOFTube Facebook page.
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