Ready, set, roll: Castlemaine Youth Film Festival open for entries | Bendigo Advertiser

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Mount Alexander Shire Council is calling on the next generation of Spielbergs to come forward and submit their films to the third COscars Youth Film Festival. The short film competition is open to filmmakers between the ages of eight and 25 and will be judged by the Mount Alexander Shire Council. Cash prizes of $50 to $150 are up for grabs and Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth Advisory Group (YAG) organizers said the competition will be tight. Read more: Pop-up performances in Bendigo fill this weekend’s live music schedule “It’s our local version of the Oscars and we’re looking for action, comedy, drama, stop motion , animation and everything in between,” YAG member Billy told Lister. “It’s a great opportunity for young people to present their films to the public, so if you’re young, live in central Victoria and imagine yourself as a filmmaker, or just like experimenting with the camera of your phone or something fancier, so get cracking.” The categories included are: 1. Instant (duration less than or equal to one minute): 8-13 years old 14-18 years old 18-25 years old 2. Short (duration between one and five minutes): 8-13 years old 14-18 years old 18-25 years old 3. Short film (duration between 5 and 10 minutes): 14-25 years old Read more: Bendigo Lost Trades Fair to secure new funding, back in March The winning and highly recommended films will be exhibited at the COscars Youth Festival of the film on Friday April 8th in Castlemaine. Registration is open now and closes at midnight on Sunday March 20. For entry forms and guidelines visit mountalexandershireyouth.com.au, Castlemaine Library and Castlemaine Secondary College reception.

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