Youth Silent Film Festival
This competition is produced by TOSA and challenges young filmmakers, 20 and under, to create a modern version of a silent film, see it on the big screen with live accompaniment, and win prizes! The top 3 winners are in the running to be invited to be part of the International competition in the U.S.A. Each filmmaker must choose one of the 10 pre-recorded musical themes upon which to base the film.
The Themes Are:
- Science Fiction
Listen to each theme in full by visiting www.makesilentfilm.com. Once a musical theme is chosen, you can set about making your silent film. If selected as a finalist, your film will be screened at The Capri with live musical accompaniment matching your chosen musical theme.
Current IYSFF Competition
The 2018 competition has closed, and the screenings were recently held at the Capri Theatre over two nights. The winners’ entries are below.
You can also check out our past winners at the bottom of the page to size up the competition and see the high standards already set.
Watch here for information about the 2019 competition.
1st placed – Thinking Of You
by Ashlin Blieschke
2nd placed – Take Me Home
by Seb Deverson
3rd placed – Curtain Call
by Ella Neumann
Best Cinematography – The Magic Ring
by Josh Langman