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Bravado Short Film Festival

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Yarra Ranges Youth celebrated the creative work of local young people on 16 July at the 2019 Bravado Short Film Festival.

The evening showcased eight original short films written and made by local young people exclusively for this project at Reading Cinemas in Chirnside Park.

Participants were challenged to develop an idea concerning 'young people and alcohol' and produce a film running between two-eight minutes long, completely independently and on their own time.

This screening event was for the film makers, crews and actors involved in the project, along with families, friends and supporters of those young people who wish to attend and celebrate their achievements.

Selected film makers were awarded prizes on the night, proudly supported by Camera House Croydon.

Films are exempt from classification, but some contain strong themes, alcohol use, depictions of violence and moderate coarse language.

For more information visit the Australian Classification website

Congratulations to Michael Stephens, who won the film festival's first prize (a three-axis handheld gimbal stabiliser) with his film, Alcohol Movie.

Michael, 15, created Alcohol Movie to look at the devastating impact alcohol can have on a young person and the people around them, through a series of flashbacks and narrative story telling.


Edward Collins won second prize (Befree Live Tripod Kit) at the festival for his film, Fall.

Edward, 19, wrote Fall to show how alcohol can affect behaviour and damage relationships.

Anthony Schembri won third prize (Rode VideoMic GO) for his film, Bad Past, Bad Future.

Anthony, 14, wrote Bad Past, Bad Future, to look at the influence parents have over children, and the potential for that influence to have a negative impact on their future.

This event was supported by the Victorian Government

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Download the flyer (PDF, 138KB)

View the fact sheet on Alcohol & Young People (JPG, 256KB)