Welcome to the inaugural Adelaide Film Festival Youth program!

Adelaide Film Festival Youth is the State’s premier program to directly engage South Australian students with the creative industries as learners, makers, creators, and as engaged viewers.

AFF Youth is modestly priced to encourage multi-session attendance. Call us to discuss how you can make the most of AFF Youth!

To purchase Schools, Teachers or Equity Pricing tickets, schools can either call AFF Box Office on 0416 761 036 or email: [email protected]

Find out more information on how to stay in touch with us HERE.

AFF Youth Online screening program, 25 August – 8 September

The AFF Youth Online screening program has been curated to include the best content from around the world, made for young people across a wide range of subjects. Films cover contemporary issues such as diversity, the status of girls, First Nations politics, vulnerability of children in crisis zones and political struggle. There are films covering historical events in Europe and Africa and in languages such as French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Rwandan and Farsi. Education resources have been developed, which link to the Australian Curriculum to explore ideas and issues within the films and support students to engage with the content of the films they are attending. All students including media students aspiring for careers and filmmakers can enjoy a wide range of shorts by their local, national, and international peers as well professionals.
Teachers can book for students to watch in their classrooms, and young people and their families can book to watch at home, within the two-week streaming season of 25 August – 8 September.
Join AFF Youth Online HERE.

Creative Industries Day: one day only, Wednesday 15 September

The AFF Youth Creative Industries Day is packed with value for aspiring screen creatives, students of media and more. With the Expo and all Industry Sessions co-located at the central venue of Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute on Grenfell St, this day is a one-stop-shop for developing career pathways in the creative industries. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Industry Sessions

These one-hour presentations and Q+A sessions present a unique opportunity for students to hear from industry leaders on a wide range of creative industries topics, from VFX to SFX Make-Up Design and Cinematography to Writing sessions on both Games and Shorts. Dance students can hear on how dance intersects with film. Full session list HERE.

Creative Industries Expo

The first in the State to involve production companies and the tertiary sector to help students map their post high school path into the creative industries, the Creative Industries Expo runs 10am – 5pm.

Who’s attending: Rising Sun Pictures, Mighty Kingdom, the Universities and leading production companies such as Closer Productions (The Hunting), 57 Films (This Is Port Adelaide) and Beyond Content (post and corporate video production house) + many more! Book HERE.

Youth Jury – submissions have closed.

Students in love with cinema need to apply for Youth Jury. They will spend the week assessing our films under the guidance of an educator and industry expert.

Statewide Schools Filmmaking Competition– submissions have closed.

Join us in celebrating the winning films at the Red Carpet Gala screening on Thursday 16 September at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. Students will see what their local peers are making on the big screen, while we all celebrate South Australia’s emerging screen creatives.

AFF Youth acknowledges the legacy of the Adelaide Youth International Film Festival for laying the foundation for a substantial youth film festival in Adelaide.