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Youth Prize - under 18 years

Shortstacks Short Film Prize 2020

The Youth Prize is open to entrants 17 years and younger at the time of entries closing on 2 April 2020.

Get together with your classmates or group of friends and submit a joint nomination or go it alone. The judges look forward to seeing what you come up with! 

To get started, read the Guidelines.  Download our PDF iconEntry Guide here to assist you with uploading your film via FilmFreeway.

If you have any questions about submitting your film please go to FilmFreeway Support.

For questions relating to the Guidelines and eligibility please contact:

Senior Project Officer, Awards
(02) 9273 1582 or
(02) 9273 1605 or

Some things to note

Entries into the Youth Prize may be submitted independently by the entrant or on behalf on an educational insititution or youth organisation.

Youth Prize entrants must include a signed parental consent form as part of their submission via FilmFreeway. They must also upload a form of identification and can select from a copy of a student card, proof of age card, drivers licence, birth certificate or passport. 

Films entered into the Youth Prize should have a maximum classification of PG. Refer to the Australian Government: Australian Classification website for more information. Entries may not depict violence, smoking, alcohol or drug abuse. The film must not be offensive or have objectionable content. The use of coarse language, adult themes and sexual references is not allowed. 

For teachers 

Encourage your class to get involved in Shortstacks. Download the PDF iconCurriculum Outcomes.