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Enjoy local youth film competition online

Filmmaker Lincoln Boyack and crew on location during the shoot of his film ‘Possums’.

A selection of short films submitted as part of the COscars (Castlemaine Oscars) youth film competition are now available to view online for free.

Friday 27 November 2020

A selection of short films submitted as part of the COscars (Castlemaine Oscars) youth film competition are now available to view online for free.

There are some fantastic productions by talented young local filmmakers including Snapshot category winner ‘Possums’ by Lincoln Boyak from Newstead, and Short Film category winner ‘Happy Days’ by Lukas Krone-Frazer and Ashton Choothesa from Castlemaine.

The COscars youth film festival is coordinated by Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group made up of local young volunteers aged 12 to 25 years who plan and deliver youth projects and events.

“We were really interested in creating a film competition to encourage young people to develop an interest in film making and to give them an opportunity to showcase their talents,” said Maisie Mellick-Cooper, Youth Advisory Group member.

The competition was judged by local film industry professionals Luca Royle, Miles Bennet and Chris Barker.

The judges congratulated all of the young filmmakers.

“I really enjoyed the enthusiasm and the range of responses from a very creative cluster of young filmmakers,” said Chris Barker.

“We have a wonderful untapped resource of very fine up-and-coming filmmakers, directors, screenwriters and cinematographers within our shire.

“I hope that they will be able to access the support and the recognition they deserve to become the communicators of the future,” he said.

Winners of each category took out a cash prize of $150.

The films are available online from 15 November to 15 December, as part of the 2020 Victorian Youth Week Celebrations. View them on YouTube (search Mount Alexander Shire Youth), or via Council’s youth website under the Events section at www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au.



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