AFF Youth is all about providing students with the opportunity to experience the very best of local and international screen media, and to inspire the next generation of young creatives to get involved in and build connections with the very best of South Australia’s burgeoning screen industry.

Parents can get involved in AFF Youth in the following ways:

School’s Out
Not everything cinema has to offer can be learned in a classroom – those grittily realistic or poetic flights filled with a representation of youth so achingly true that they will pierce your young heart. These require a singular relationship between you and the big screen.
So, leave the guide behind and come to School’s Out.
Films included: Beans, Summertime, Perfect 10

Creative Industries Expo
Wed 28 July, 10am to 7pm
Stone and Chalk (The Launch Pad), Lot Fourteen, Cnr. North Terrace and Frome Road
Cost: Free with a ticket to a screening, VR or Industry Session (Bookings required).
Otherwise $10/$8.
Come to this exceptional Expo combining the tertiary sector and leading SA screen
production companies. Talk directly to:
— The tertiary and training sector on what’s the right course for you to meet your
career ambitions and
— Production companies to find out what they do and what skills, qualities and experiences
they want from their future collaborators and employees.

The Expo has a special General Entry period from 3pm – 7pm, which parents are encouraged to attend.
Purchase tickets HERE.
Or read about the exhibitors in attendance HERE.


Student’s Filmmaking Competition and Awards
2021 is the inaugural year of the Statewide Schools Filmmaking Competition, with films coming in from across the State. We are excited to have an experienced panel of local judges assessing the films – connecting inspiring creatives to the industry. Get behind SA’s next generation of young filmmakers either by attending the red-carpet Gala screening on Sunday July 25 or, with the support of SA Power Networks, watch the entries online and vote for the audience favourite. AFF Youth has four cash prizes up for grabs for short screen works from school children in South Australia, with one of these to be determined by public vote.
SA Power Networks People’s Choice Award (Cash prize: $1,000) for the audience’s favourite film created by South Australian students (available to high, middle or primary school).
Information will be released closer to the festival


Image reference: The Wall Between Us, 2019