AFF looks for bold and original storytelling encouraging young people to embrace a diverse and complex world where they can make a courageous contribution.
Works by young students and classes must show a good grasp of storytelling and a developing technique.
All entrants must reside in South Australia. Entrants can be individual students, groups of students or a class of students. In the case of class projects, the entrant can be the teacher. Where the filmmakers are a group of mixed age students, the entrant should enter the film in the category of the majority of the makers (i.e., most are primary school students, etc.).
Entrants to the Best Creative TikTok category must be 13 – 18 years old.
To be eligible films must be:
– They must be for and children and young people and be able to meet appropriate ratings (PG equivalent or less).
– They must be 7 minutes or less.
– They must be in English or be subtitled in English.
– They must be High Definition (1920 x 1080p to 4K).
– They must be accurately designated to the submission categories of primary, middle or high school.
– They must be accompanied by at least one high-resolution still image from the film. Entrants are encouraged to take stills during the production process.
– They must be provided as a downloadable file via Dropbox, WeTransfer or Vimeo no later than 14 days after official selection.
– They must have been completed after 1 November 2022.
– They must be complete at the time of entry.
– You must own the rights (or be in the process of negotiating the rights) to any assets including sounds, music, images or stock footage used in the film.
– You must specify who your ideal audience is eg. Ideal for teenagers (13-year olds and above) or ideal for 5 to 10-year-olds.
Senior School Filmmakers
Films made by filmmakers aged 16 to 18 are eligible for the Senior School category if the producer, the director, and the camera operator/cinematographer (these can be the same person) are between 15 to 18 years old. Your film can be written by someone of any age; and can include cast members of any age. You can engage the help of an adult or professional for services such as music, editing, VFX, post-production.
Middle School Filmmakers
Films made by filmmakers aged 13 to 15 are eligible for the Middle School category if the producer, director and camera operator (these can be the same person) were 13 to 15 years old when the film was completed. The cast can be any age, and you may have assistance from an adult or teenager in the form of technical and creative advice. An adult or teenager may also be involved in the editing and post-production process. The most important point is that the key creative decision makers and the young people driving the project from idea to completion are under fifteen.
Primary School Filmmakers
Films made by filmmakers aged 5-to-12 year old are eligible for the Primary School category if the producer, director and camera operator (these can be the same person) were 12 years old and/or under when the film was completed. The cast can be any age, and you may have assistance from an adult or teenager in the form of technical and creative advice. An adult or teenager may also be involved in the editing and post-production process. The most important point is that the key creative decision-makers and the young people driving the project from idea to completion are under twelve.
AFF Youth Rights
If your film is selected to screen at AFF Youth, AFF holds screening rights for 12 months from the date of screening. This is non-exclusive. AFF reserves the right to use your film or excerpts of your film including stills to promote future events or regional screenings and such similar events. If selected, you must inform AFF if you do not wish your film to be used for these purposes.