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
Thanks and congratulations to all of the young film makers who participated in the 2020 competition. The top two entries will now go on to compete in the International competition in Portland, Oregon in June 2021.
Entries are already open for the 2021 competition and you can find all the information you need to enter at www.makesilentfilm.com.
You can view the winning entries from this year by clicking here and previous years winners are at the bottom of the page.
Below are some photos from the awards ceremony this year.
Winning Entry ”Turn Around” from Airlie-Jade Windle, Junu Kim and Fred Pincombe from Glenunga International High School prize donated by Shane Chamings from Goodwood Community Bank.
Best cinematography from Airlie-Jade Windle – prize donated by Pro-Av Solutions
Second Prize to Elza Sprudzans from Scotch College for her film “Consigliere”
Third Prize and also best film from a primary school “In Control” from a group from Blackwood Primary School
John Slater at the Capri organ
2020 entrants take a bow