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The 2018 Nimbin Youth Film Festival has received a timely boost in the form of a $4,950 grant from Lismore Council which will allow it to offer a bumper crop of cash and prizes to young entrants.

Drawn from the Council’s annual community grant funding, the money is a big boost for the annual event, which is open to young people from across the region.

‘Smart devices have put the power of video into the hands of young people,’ said festival organiser Darmin Cameron.

‘They have important stories to tell, and there is no better way to have people listen to your story, than invite them to sit quietly in a darkened room with a big screen and big sound and this is what NYFF will deliver at the Screening and Awards Ceremony in December 2018 at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.’

The 2018 event will have over $2,000 in cash and prizes to offer those who enter across its two age categories, 0 to 18-year-olds and 19 to 24-year-olds.

The 19-24 age section also has a $500 party safe award for the best film about partying safe with alcohol.

There is also a $400 prize  for the best film with a ‘sustainability’ theme.

Entry is free.

Mr Cameron said the films could be made on any video device from an iPhone or DSLR camera to high-end
video cameras.

‘However, the judges are more interested in powerful stories than the latest technology and they understand that filmmaking is a team sport and encourage young
people to get support and guidance from teachers, parents, friends and professional filmmakers.’

‘Collaboration is the key to successful filmmaking and as long as the film’s vision and idea comes from a young person and they are the directors, then the film can
be entered.’

Entries close in November 2018.

For more info go to www.nimbinyouthfilmfestival.com.au or the Nimbin Youth Film Festival’s Facebook
page.


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