Warning: young filmmakers ahead
  • Thursday 29 May 2008

Warning: young film makers ahead. And watch out, because they are heading all the way to the top.

That’s the message from the organisers of this year’s youth film festival, SCRUFFFY, which is already being touted as a training ground for some of the coast’s most talented film makers. The Sunshine Coast Regional Underground Film Festival for Young People is an initiative of Council’s Youthlinx program.

Mayor Bob Abbot said this event is a week long festival of films, workshops and forums that offers something for everyone.

“SCRUFFFY has developed from a small community-focussed film making event to a coast wide event that has captured the attention not only of our youth, but the wider community.

While the festival is really about a creative outlet for our youth, it also offers the opportunity for participation from within our broader community,” Mayor Abbot said.

The program has been designed to appeal to everyone, with activities ranging from SCRUFFFY film screenings, a trivia night and a Johhny Depp movie marathon at a range of locations across the coast.

The festival, which was launched in December last year, also features an extensive pre-event schedule of activities, including the family-orientated Twilight Film Club, and a range of school holiday activities aimed at improving the movie-making skills of local youth.

And with $2000 in prize money up for grabs, its still not too late to enter, with the closing date now extended until Friday 6 June. For more information, including entry details, visit the website at www.scrufffy.com.