Who can participate?

The AAYFF is open to ALL YOUNG PEOPLE who are currently enrolled in primary/junior, high schools, senior schools or colleges throughout the region. Films can be submitted in any one of four age divisions:

10 - 12 AGE GROUP (Junior/Elementary)

13 - 15 AGE GROUP (Middle/High school)

16 - 18 AGE GROUP (Senior/High School)

19 - 21 AGE GROUP (Further/Higher education)

 

FILM CATEGORIES

  • Drama – any narrative.

  • Horror – something scary* 

  • Animation – any form of animation 

  • Documentary – any subject!

  • Experimental – any film that does not fit the mould of typical filmmaking.

  • Music Video – music video* (Music must be own composition, licensed or have the full permission of the recording artist)

  • Short short – any film 60secs or under

*Please remember be mindful this is a family festival! Please refer to the AAYFF RULES for further clarification about content. 

 

FILM DURATION

In order to be accepted in the AAYFF competition, your submitted film must adhere to the following durations (including credits).

10 - 12 AGE GROUP - No longer than 3 minutes

13 - 15 AGE GROUP NO LONGER THAN 5 MINUTES

16 - 18 AGE GROUP - NO LONGER THAN 7 MINUTES

19 - 21 AGE GROUP - NO LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES