Youth Film Festival

By Alex Dalziel

The inaugural Melbourne International Youth Film Festival (MIYFF) will take place in the CBD from May 29 to June 1.

The new festival will bring together the short films of young filmmakers from all around the world. 

This year’s theme is “25 Under 25”, presenting 25 short films that are under 25 minutes length and made by filmmakers all under the age of 25. Festival organisers hope that the event will give young filmmakers a good entry into the industry. 

“Films can’t be seen if they are given no screen. We seek a world where young filmmakers feel their dreams can become a reality. We hope to work collectively with prospective supporters in delivering this vision,” a MIYFF spokesperson said.

MIYFF is an entirely student-run event, with staff currently studying at RMIT University.  The films will be shown to the public on June 1 at the RMIT Melbourne city campus. Tickets go on sale Friday May 18: miyff.com.au

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