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2008 Snippets Youth Short Film Festival

By September 3, 2008One Comment

The Maroondah Snippets Youth Short Film Festival has returned for 2008 to further showcase the creativity and film skills of Maroondah’s youth.

Tonight’s award program, held at Eastland Hoyts, showcased eight films, covering a range of genres including drama, comedy and animation. The Good Guys in Bayswater are also a major sponsor and donated a video camera as the main prize.

Ringwood Secondary College was a major participant this year with a number of students from the school entering their contributions. Maroondah’s Youth Services team, at EV’s in Croydon, is a major contributor to the film night and the youth workers in schools program has assisted in promoting the many activities available for Maroondah’s youth. It was also great to see a number of teachers, principals, parents and students at the festival, demonstrating a strong commitment to the creativity of younger people in our community.

The Youth Short Film Festival provides an opportunity for younger people to promote their artistic skills in an environment that encourages independent film making. It was great to see the film festival returning for its second year and I look forward to its continued success.

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: alex@alexmakin.com.au