GET CREATIVE: Some of the winners of last year’s Nimbin Youth Film Competition with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell.
GET CREATIVE: Some of the winners of last year’s Nimbin Youth Film Competition with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell.

Take a shot at youth film prize

IF YOU'RE attracted to aperture or keen for composition, the Nimbin Youth Film Competition is right up your alley.

Youth Connections North Coast has opened entries for the fifth annual competition and it's hoping for a strong showing after last year's winner Stolen by Stoned Demons wowed judges.

Organiser Darmin Cameron said now was the time to grab a camera and start shooting.

"Some of the winners of last year's first prize for their film Stolen by Stoned Demons, Liv Emmet and Savannah and Odessa Smith, were so inspired by their big win that they are furiously working on another film to enter this year," he said.

This year will also herald a new category, Best Sk8 Film.

The competition features a prize pool of more than $500, with prizes donated by local Nimbin businesses and trophies in the shape of a film clapperboard for the top three winners.

Award-winning filmmakers Jeni Kendall and Paul Tait of Gaia Films will judge the main section of competition.

Entries close at 5pm on August 8, with the winners announced and prizes awarded at a free screening on August 16 at Nimbin Town Hall.

The competition is open to anyone aged under 20 years who lives within 40 road kilometres of Nimbin.

Currently the entry form on the Youth Connections North Coast website is still marked as being for the 2013 competition. You can download it here. Forms are also available at the Nimbin Youth Centre, Nimbin Neighbourhood Centre and Youth Connections North Coast's main office in Lismore.

For more information you can phone Youth Connections on 6622 3143 or email them at info@ycnc.com.au.


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