Nillumbeats Short Film Festival

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Nillumbeats Short Film Festival 2024

Calling all Young Creatives! Applications are now open for the 2024 Nillumbeats FReeZA Short Film Festival. Entries will be assessed and selected films will have the opportunity to be played on the big screen at Hoyts Greensborough in November! Prizes will also be awarded across a range of categories.

The competition is open to high school students aged 12-18 who live, work, study or play in Nillumbik. Entries close Midnight Sunday 6 October 2024. 

Applicants are encouraged to download and view the 2024 Nillumbeats Short Film Competition Info Pack prior to submitting an entry to the competition. The info pack explains the competition and judging process, submission requirements and frequently asked questions about the competition. 

Submit your film 

For further information or for support submitting your film please contact:

Molly Jessop, Youth Development Officer via or 0428 891 320 

This initiative is funded through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing's FReeZa and Engage! programs.

Film Making Workshop

To support film makers with their application to the 2024 Nillumbeats Short Film Competition, Nillumbik Youth are hosting a smartphone film making workshop with the Mobile Innovation Network Assocation (MINA). The session will be facilitated by Max, an expert film maker and lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology's film and media faculty. 

Key Details:

Date: Tuesday 24 September 2024

Time: 10am-3pm 

Location: Nillumbik Youth Hub, 32-34 Elizabeth Street, Diamond Creek 

Cost: Free, lunch included 

Bookings required with limited spots available.

Find out more and sign up 

This workshop is open to young people aged 12-18 who live, work, study and play in Nillumbik. 

Check Out Last Year's Winners:




1st Prize

'Hide and Seek' By Tahli Lambert

‘Hide and Seek’ follows a grieving son who is haunted by the comfort of his childhood. The boy hides from his reality as he seeks a feeling that has passed.


2nd Prize

'My Life as a Superhuman' by Billy Buchanan

My Life as a Superhuman is a short mockumentary about a suburban boy who has recently discovered superpowers.


3rd Prize

The Stand Off by Jasper Davis, Fynn Holmes, Hayden Bardon, & James Ferres

A group of friends have been kidnapped by the mafia. One jumps in the way to save the life of another and the protagonist runs away before being faced with one final showdown. 



Additional Prizes

Most Inspiring - 'Me Myself and I and Me Again' by Emma Karanfilov & Josh Smith


Most Original Idea - 'Paranoia' by Kirra Imbriano


Funniest Character - 'A Slapstick Film' by Kael Crawford


Best Plot Twist - 'The Rock' by Jayme Larkin & Zoe Templeman


Best Costumes - 'A Visit To Earth' by Atlas Alaniz


Best Cinematography - 'There Intertitles' by Emma Bayly