A fabulous opportunity for South Australian students and young people to share their films on the big screen as part of the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Film Festival (18-29 October 2023).


All entries are eligible for a cash prize pool of $3000 in the following categories:

  • Best Primary School Film ($500)
  • Best Middle School Film ($500)
  • Best High School Film ($500)
  • Best TikTok by a 13-18 year old ($500)
  • SA Power Networks People’s Choice Award (Cash Prize $1000)

Nominated films will screen during this year’s film festival, with winners announced at a high profile Red Carpet Screening event.

Key Criteria

Entries can be made by individual students, a group of students, or by a class of students from South Australia.

All films must be for children and young people. Films can be in any genre: drama, comedy, fantasy, animation, factual and documentary. 

Works by young students and classes must show a good grasp of storytelling and a developing technique.

A full list of rules and criteria can be found here


Closing date: 11.30pm, 1 September 2023

Submissions must be made on the FilmFreeway site by the deadline.  Entry fee: $10 per film

Help to get started

Students and teachers requiring guidance on the filmmaking process should watch AFF Youth’s How To Make A Film 

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