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Media Release: Calling on Maroondah's young film makers

By March 21, 2007No Comments

Maroondah’s budding young film makers still have the opportunity to enter the Snippets Youth Short Film Festival, with registrations closing on Friday 30 March.

Councillor Alex Makin said the festival gives young people who have an interest in film a fantastic opportunity to get involved and express their creative side.

“Snippets Youth Short Film Festival is a great event because it gives young people a chance to be creative and use their imagination. I encourage all young people to consider getting involved, be they novices or experienced film makers,” said Cr Makin.

“The films will be shown at Hoyts Eastland in April, as part of National Youth Week Celebrations, which will give the film makers some great exposure within the community. Some of the worlds best directors have been discovered at film festivals!” said Cr Makin.

Snippets Youth Short Film Festival is being run as part of an awareness campaign for Ybblue- the youth program of Beyond Blue which is a national depression initiative.

Cr Makin said the festival is aimed at promoting the benefits creative expression can have on mental health.

“Expressing ourselves creatively plays an important part in maintaining a healthy mind and body. I think the film festival is not only giving young people a great opportunity to do this, but it is also highlighting an important issue that can affect young people – depression,” said Cr Makin.

Registrations for the Snippets Youth Short Film Festival close on Friday 30 March, with completed films required by April 6.

The Snippets Youth Short Film Festival will be shown at Hoyts Eastland from 7.30pm on Thursday 19 April.

For further information contact Maroondah Youth Services on 9298 4373.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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