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REELise Film Festival Call for Youth Entries

The REELise Film Festival supports and celebrates pocket filmmaking by young people about navigating life in a digital world.  It screens youth created content annually at a livestreamed red carpet event hosted by Event Cinemas. 

The Festival aims to inspire and empower young filmmakers, actors and digital leaders to create content with an underlying social message and realise their unique voice.

Entries are now invited in two competitions.  Finalists in each will have their work showcased online and at the 2020 REELise Film Festival; and be treated to a VIP Festival experience.

  • The REELISE FILM FESTIVAL POCKET FILM COMPETITION is for students 10 to 18 years.  Your 5 minute (or less) film must be created on a smartphone or iPad and address our competition theme "following".  Prizes are awarded for Best Film in Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories as well as for People's Choice, Spirit of REELise (teamwork and courage) and RBC Touch of Pink (best film exploring bullying and discrimination affecting the LGBTQI+ community).
  • The REEL VOICES COMPETITION is for young people 13 to 24 years.  Send us your 1 minute (or less) video sharing a story about navigating life online - funny, sad, inspirational, educational - it's up to you.  

Entry is FREE and must reach us by 17 April 2020.  Full terms and conditions of the competitions can be found here.   Any questions can be directed to

Prizes include filmmaking equipment, school filmmaking incursions and film and television production house experiences.

The 7th annual REELise Film Festival will screen in VMAX at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on Saturday 16 May 2020.


Thursday 5 March, 2020
Friday 17 April, 2020
Event Cinemas
Venue Address
500 Oxford Street Bondi Junction

Sydney ,

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