Coffs Harbour youth short-film fest showcases the best of budding regional NSW talent

Coffs Harbour’s youth film festival concludes in town this week with a showcase of the work of budding filmmakers aged 12 to 25.

The Coffs-based festival, called REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival, is jointly run by Screenwave and Headspace Coffs Harbour. Its goal is to nurture the next generation of filmmakers and bring opportunities through a short film competition with a prize pool which this year hit a record $30,000.

Since May, the festival team have travelled through nine NSW regions teaching filmmaking workshops in schools and youth centres. Finalists have been decided by a judging panel that includes home-grown Hollywood-based actors Aaron Glenane and Nick Hardcastle.

REC Ya Shorts culminates in the flagship Coffs Harbour screening event this Friday 8 September, where local finalists will see their films screened in front of their peers, families and the local community. The event is open to the public and free of charge thanks to several festival partners, including Create NSW.

If you are in Coffs Harbour this weekend there is a free screening on Friday 8 September, 6pm for 6.30pm start at Coffs C.ex Club, Vernon St, Coffs Harbour. Book your free ticket:


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