The Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a celebration of Australian and international screen culture with a distinctive curated program that includes premiere screenings, special events, awards and forums that attract industry and the general public.

AFF Youth is the newest and youngest arm of the acclaimed Adelaide Film Festival, supported by the South Australian Department for Education.

AFF Youth aims to prepare a new generation of bold content makers and brave audiences by fostering a creative career pathway and by showing young people the best of global content for youth.

The program will comprise screenings for schools and families and be accompanied by a substantial creative industries’ program of workshops, forums Q&As and production opportunities.

We are calling for submissions from local, Australian and international professional filmmakers for shorts, feature films including feature documentaries, TV series (single and multi-episode) and VR (drama, documentary, hybrid, experimental and animation).

We also actively welcome shorts submissions from all youth for our national and international program and from South Australian school children, primary, middle and high schools for our State-wide School Filmmaking Competition.

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