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Program exposes students to film industry

22 October 2020

South Australia’s aspiring young filmmakers will have the opportunity to get hands on experience in the state’s growing screen industry, thanks to a partnership between the state government and Adelaide Film Festival.

The government is investing $200,000 into AFF Youth – a new specialist youth program being delivered in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival. The substantial program will connect secondary students from across the state to the global screen industry and guide them to create and share their own work.

The AFF Youth program will include an online masterclass in filmmaking for students, virtual reality and gaming elements, industry networking opportunities for teachers, meet the screen-maker opportunities for students and screenings of feature films, documentaries, short films and other screen content.

The first edition of the AFF Youth program will take place in July 2021.

SA Power Networks is the key partner and will support the program by connecting young people in rural areas.

The Adelaide Film Festival also announced the AFF Youth Statewide Filming Competition today, which will be open to all South Australian schools until the end of term 1, 2021.

Entries to the competition are now open and information is available on the Adelaide Film Festival website.