Monash Youth Film Festival

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What is the Monash Youth Film Festival?

The Monash Youth Film Festival is a public event that is planned, developed and presented by a committee of local young people.

Young people aged 12 – 25 years submit short films for the chance to win awards and be rewarded for their talents.

The Festival is held at Glen Waverley Village Cinema and showcases the shortlisted films with awards presented on the night.

The Film Festival is an annual event. To be notified when you can get involved with the committee or when you can submit films please like our Facebook page and you will receive updated information


How to Get Involved:

Monash Youth Film Festival Committee

Monash Youth Film Festival Committee 2016

The committee is made up of young people aged 12 – 25 years who meet regularly to judge, shortlist and award the films along with planning the event.

Committee members gain valuable experience and confidence through their involvement in the Festival, such as:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Event management skills
  • Marketing and promotion strategies
  • Working with new friends
  • Film industry experience
  • Creating a platform to promote films made by young people

When can I submit a film?

 Monash Youth Film Festival Finalists 2016

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The Monash Youth Film Festival is an annual event for local film makers aged 12 -25 years who live, work, study or recreate in the City of Monash. Films are required to be less than ten minutes in duration and can be any genre. Each year there are prizes to be won and it’s a great way to gain valuable experience and recognition within the film industry.  

Examples of past award categories may include: 

  • Best Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Animation
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Cinematography

For More Information:

If you would like more details about joining the Monash Youth Film Festival Committee or submitting a film, please call 9518 3900 or email

To check out previous events and to receive upcoming Monash Youth Film Festival updates, visit our website or like our Facebook page 

Testimonials from Committee Members: 

"I am passionate about the Arts and passionate about community service, so the Monash Youth Film Festival Committee is the perfect mix of these two interests of mine. I am proud to be on the committee for the Film Festival not only to be able to collaborate with a group of enthusiastic young people, but also to help promote and organise such a fun, safe and invaluable opportunity for young people to either showcase or try out their skills in directing, editing, acting or screenwriting."

"Working in the committee presents an opportunity to ignite inspiration within young film producers and help them find an undying passion for film industry."

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Last updated: 13 June 2017