AFF Youth is committed to helping teachers and students make the most of the program, and have developed information and resources to enable them to make the most of the festival. Education resources have been developed, and more will be added to, which link directly 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.

Teaching Resources

Teacher resources are currently being developed for a number of the films with information and links to the Australian Curriculum and SACE. The activities within the resources are designed and developed to engage students in:

  • Learning about and using knowledge, skills, processes and technologies to explore media arts practice and make media artworks that communicate ideas and intentions.
  • Exploring, interpreting, analysing and responding to films they view at the Adelaide Film Festival Youth program.

Resources List

These resources will be updated and added to in the lead-up to the festival in July.

How To Make A Film

Presented by Anthony and Leela, two award-winning SA filmmakers who will give tips on everything from scriptwriting to editing, to help you take your filmmaking to the next level.

Online workshops: 

  1. Intro
  2. Story and script development
  3. Creating a shot list
  4. Camera technique
  5. The do’s and don’ts of filmmaking
  6. Editing


Meet young filmmakers Anthony Frith and Leela Varghese, your guides on this filmmaking journey. They’re here to teach you how to make your idea a reality!

Story and script development

Learn about the particular elements that are used to make a story more engaging for an audience and how you can develop these into your script.

Shot Lists

A shot list is a guide to the shots you would like to get during production. The shot list should include descriptions about each shot; including shot numbers, shot sizes, shot angles, duration, location and action. We’ll cover more about shots in the camera tutorial.


When it’s time to start filming, this is what you want to think about. Films are made up of a series of shots. The shots you choose to use should help tell your story. We’ll show you some basic shot sizes you can use.

Do’s and Dont’s

There are some common issues that we all face and need to be aware of when making our films. So before you get started, let’s make sure you know what to look out for.


Editing is the stage where you take all of your shots from the production phase and combine them and bring your story together. It is time-consuming but great fun and very rewarding.

Major Government Partner 

Key Partner

With thanks to South Australian Film Corporation 

Image reference: “Down to Earth, 2020″