Reality Check

The prop was a fake Nimbin_Youth_Film_Festival_SMALLbut the cheque handed to Nimbin Youth Film Festival (NYFF) Director Darmin Cameron by Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith was very real. The funding for NYFF 2018 has come out of the Lismore City Council’s Annual Community Grant funding. 

Darmin took the opportunity to make a short video for  social media starring the Mayor. Smart devices have now put the power of video into the hands of Young People. The first prize winner for NYFF 2014 Wake Up was shot and edited on an I-Pod. 

Young people have important stories to tell, and there is no better way to have people listen to your story, than invite them to sit quietly in a darkened room with a big screen and big sound and this is what NYFF will deliver at the Screening and Awards Ceremony in December 2018 at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.

Young people aged 24 years or under you are encouraged to enter. Entry is free. NYFF 2018 has over $2000 in cash and prizes to share between those who enter. The films can be made on any video device from an I Phone or DSLR camera or a Go Pro to high-end video cameras. The judges are more interested in powerful stories than the latest technology and they understand that filmmaking is a team sport and encourage young people to get support and guidance from teachers, parents, friends and professional filmmakers. Collaboration is the key to successful filmmaking and as long as the film’s vision and idea comes from a young person and they are the directors, then the film can be entered. Whole crews are invited to enter.