Learn to make movies and win $$$$ these holidays
  • Wednesday 02 April 2008

The countdown to the Coast’s very own youth film festival, SCRUFFFY, has begun in earnest, with a range of movie making workshops on offer to aspiring filmmakers these school holidays.

The Program, presented by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s Youthlinx program, kicks off later this week with activities including movie making and film editing workshops.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Regional Director Community Services Lisbet Dean said the award winning school holiday activity guide features a number of different movie making and editing programs, providing participants with an insight into the movie making industry.

“This is an ideal way for young people to learn all the tricks of the trade before they put their hand to their entry for this year’s SCRUFFFY (Sunshine Coast Regional Underground Film Festival for Young People) festival,” Ms Dean said.

“With thousands of dollars up for grabs for original and creative film making, the competition is fast gaining national recognition as a breeding ground for up and coming talent.”

Learn to make movies with the SCRUFFFY crew on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 April at Artsync in Nambour (9am-1pm), at the Arthur Street Community Hall in Caloundra on Wednesday (9am-1pm), and at the Noosa Library on Thursday 10 April (9am-1pm).

Once you’ve learn the skills, put them to the test with a movie editing workshop on Thursday 10 April at the Arthur Street Community Hall (9am-1pm).

For something with a faster pace, learn how to make a skate movie at the Homegrown Festival on Saturday, at the Alex Skate Park, Alexandra Headlands, followed by a movie editing workshop on Tuesday 8 April at the Arthur St Community Hall (9am-1pm).

All workshops, which are suitable for youth aged 11-16 years, are $5 per person. To reserve a place, contact the Recreation and Community Services branch on 54208721.

The Program launches on Friday night, with the first in a series of FREE SCRUFFFY twilight cinema screenings. Check out the award winning film Breaking Away, rated PG, which screens from 7pm at the Lake Kawana Community Centre.

For more information, including details of other activities on offer as part of The Program, visit www.youthlinx.com. To find out more about SCRUFFFY, visit www.scrufffy.com, or check out the new Sunshine Coast Regional Council website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.