2023 Youth Short Film Competition


Brief History

The Barossa Film Club was founded in 2003. The Club meets and screens a film each month, February to November. The films are selected by individual club members and represent a variety of nationalities, genres and eras. Many of the films are not mainstream cinema releases.

Following the successful inaugural Youth Short Film Competition held in 2022, the Club proudly presents the 2023 Youth Short Film Competition.

The Competition is designed to encourage young people with an interest in film making to foster an interest to produce a short film and for the Club to showcase local talent and for the entrants to have an opportunity to exhibit their work to the public and to win a prize.


➢ Open to young people (aged up to 25 years) to produce and submit a short film.
General Information session will be held on May 17th from 4:30pm till 6pm at Nuriootpa Library.
Film-making Workshops will be held to enthuse and excite young film makers. Date and Times: 1-3PM Sunday 18th of June (Ages 9-13), 1-3PM Sunday 25th of June (Ages 14-25). Location: Barossa Regional University Campus.
➢ Films to be judged by a select panel and, with consent, will be screened by the Club.
Prizes to be awarded to finalists in each age category [9-11, 12-17, 18-25]. The prizes consist of $400.00 Cash awarded to 1st Place and two $75.00 Coop Vouchers awarded between two Runner Ups.

Terms & Conditions of Registration

✔  Open to anyone in the relevant age group who lives, works, studies or is able to demonstrate a connection with the Barossa Light and Gawler Council areas.
✔  Three age groups: 9-11 years; 12-17 years; 18-25 years.
✔  Limit of one entry per person or group of persons. Entrants must complete and return the Registration Form when submitting their work (short film and summary).
✔  No gender division.
✔  No entry fee.
✔  Original work on unlimited topics, but offensive material (Club discretion) will not be accepted.
✔  Commencement date: 1 April 2023.
✔  Closing date: 8 October 2023, with a presentation and screening night to be held on Friday 10 November 2023.
✔  Film entries to be no longer than 10 minutes.
✔  Film entries to be made within 2 years of the competition starting date.
✔  Medium formats: Electronic by Dropbox/Google Drive link (details on Registration Form), USB stick or DVD, plus a 20-word (maximum) film summary.
✔  Full contact details and parent or guardian’s signed consent (if necessary) will be required.
✔  Entries will be presented for judging (Judges discretion concerning winning entries). No correspondence will be entered into by the Club and Judging panel concerning the Competition, rules, material submitted, finalists, winning entries and screening.

Registration Form

Click Here to access the 2023 YSFC Registration Form.


For all enquiries, please email: barossafilmclub@gmail.com
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Competition Sponsors:

  • Rockford Wines
  • The Barossa Council
  • The Barossa Co-Op
  • Pam O’Donnell
  • Barossa Regional University Campus