Our community celebrates our young people, as they strive to reach their potential.
Creativity and empowerment – Short Flix Festival
We support young people in creative enterprise pursuits.
Short Flix was an intensive four-month creative film making experience undertaken by ten young people. Working under the expert guidance and mentorship of professional filmmakers, they created their own short films. Nine short films were presented at a gala red carpet event. Although short, the films relied on the ability of the young people to realize a vision and get locals as well as family and friends on board with their project. This supported cast, supplied materials and costumes, transport, storage, and all the behind the scenes support that is needed to create a film.
Participating in the Short Flix Festival
has opened new doors for me that might
lead to a career in film making.
Charlie May Butler, Short Flix participant
Short Flix successfully delivered mentoring based learning, instilled self-directed work planning, and encouraged young people to take up leadership roles. Several program participants have also been inspired to pursue careers in the creative industries.
It was great to know that my expertise could help other young people.
Ty, Youth Reference Group member
The Short Flix program has really helped me develop my skills and experience in the film industry… and I’ve loved every minute.
Harry Cain, Short Flix participant
Originally my friend Ryan Prime dragged me into it, but my love for film and the industry has blossomed over the last few months.
Avalon Game, Short Flix participant
- SHORT FLIX project – 370 people attend showings over 3 days, 40+ young people and community members involved.
- Central Goldfields Shire total population is 12,995
- 1,310 aged 15 -24 yrs
- 724 aged 10 – 14 yrs
- 703 aged 5 – 9 yrs
- 586 aged 0 – 4 yrs
Source: ABS 2016 census data