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Make A Change Film Festival

The Make A Change (MAC) Film Festival is part of a local movement to address the issues faced by young people and aims to celebrate the talents of young people while also bringing attention to important youth issues.

Videos submitted for this campaign should be a maximum of 5 minutes in length and should focus on an issue which you are passionate about, for example; homelessness, mental health, gender equality, LGBTIQ rights, teen pregnancy, drug & alcohol use etc.

All submitted films will be showcased at the Film Festival held during Victorian Youth Week on Friday 20th April 2018.

Videos should be originals works, created entirely by young people aged between 12-25 years old. People older than 25 years old may appear on screen. Any person under 18 years old who appears on screen must have a parent or guardian sign a release agreement on their behalf.

If participating in this project brings up any issues for you, please don’t hesitate to seek help.

Film making guide

This film making guide will take you step-by-step through the film making process, outline the submission requirements and provide links to editing tutorials, music samples and other resources.

Film example

Topic ideas #MACPROJECT

  • Bullying
  • Body image
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Homelessness
  • Physical health
  • Gender equality
  • Mental health
  • LGBTIQ rights
  • Family violence
  • Cyber bullying

Types of films

  • Animation
  • Music video
  • Live action
  • Documentary

How to enter

  1. Entry form – Make A Change Film Festival (pdf 231kb)
    Return this completed form to Youth Inc (50-52 Campbell Street, Swan Hill) or email to npatterson@swanhill.vic.gov.au
  2. Upload your video to Youtube and send us a link, or drop a memory stick into Youth Inc.

Entries close

  • Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 30 March 2018.

Get in touch with us if you have any questions

Call Nellie Patterson on 0419 288 365 or
Email npatterson@swanhill.vic.gov.au