Dust off Dad's old Camcorder, charge your iPhone, start collecting your props and sketching your storyboards – The Ipswich Film Festival for Youth (IFFY) is back for 2022!
Youth aged from 7 to 25 years are encouraged to create and submit their short films to be in the running for some awesome prizes. Films should be no longer than 5 minutes (300 seconds).
Submissions will open Monday 11 July and close Friday 16 September.
Drumroll please! 2022's IFFY competition theme is A Breath of Fresh Air.
With all the world’s challenges right on our doorstep, what does a breath of fresh air do for you?
Entrants will be divided across 3 age group categories: 7-11 years, 12-17 years and 18-25 years, with prizes to be won for each category.
Over $3,000 in prizes are up for grabs in 2022.
Overall age group winner: Best Overall Picture 7 to 11 Years
You don’t have to be Spielberg! Judging categories for the 7 to 11 Years age group have been designed to encourage kids’ creativity while keeping the criteria simple.
Overall age group winner: Best Overall Picture 12 to 17 Years
Judging categories for the 12 to 17 Years age group have been designed to expand on the interests of middle & high school ages youth. Entrants can submit a General Admission entry, or get specific by telling a story through a Documentary, letting their creativity flourish with Computer Animation, or work with an artist to make a one-of-a-kind Music Video.
Overall age group winner: Best Overall Picture 18 to 24 Years
Judging categories for the 18 to 25 Years age group have been designed to create an opportunity for tertiary-aged youth to present their filmmaking works. From a General Entry, to a Documentary, Music Video or working with Animation/Stop Motion, these filmmakers can dive deeply into the theme & allow the creative juices flow into their work.
*Films can be submitted into more than one category.
Keep an eye out for the announcement of judges soon!
More info to come!
Be inspired by last year’s winners and submissions – coming soon!
See the below filmmaking tips and tricks to get you inspired and ensure your 2022 IFFY film entry is as polished as possible before submission.
Download the Terms and Condition for 2022 Ipswich Film Festival for Youth here.
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