The Short Flix Festival, funded and coordinated by Go Goldfields, was an intensive 4-month creative film making experience undertaken by ten young people in Central Goldfields Shire in 2018.
Working under the expert guidance and mentorship of professional filmmakers, young people 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 realise a vision and get locals as well as family and friends on board with their project. This included cast, supplied materials and costumes, transport, storage, and all the behind-the-scenes support that is needed to create a film.
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. The Short Flix project engaged 10 local young people and resulted in 370 people attending film showings over 3 days, with 40+ young people and community members involved in making and presenting the films.
Go Goldfields will explore ways to expand on these newly acquired skills with our youth leaders in the near future.
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Project photo album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoGoldfields/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2105698512798745