COscars Youth Film Festival 2021

Mount Alexander Shire’s newest flock of award-winning film-makers was celebrated on Friday at the Second Annual COscar Awards and Youth Film Festival.  in Castlemaine’s Village Square.

Young film makers, backed by supporting teams of stars, sound specialists, script writers and scene setters, stepped up to receive their awards for best short films.

Congratulations to this years COscars winners!

  • Indiana Blaise: “The Haunted Forest”. Best snapshot (8-13 years)
  • Indiana Blaise and Suzie McDonald Motee: “The Mad Murderer” Best snapshot (8-13 years)
  • Harper Russell-Just: “What I love about living a regional life”. Best snapshot (14-18 years)
  • Olivia Rae Beckley: “Lost and Found”. Best short film. (8-13 years)
  • Jin Turpie: “Ocean Adventure”. Best short film (14-18 years)
  • Mollie Francis: “Cloudy With a Chance of Fairy Tales”. Best short film (open)

Winners took home cash prizes of up to $150 each.

The annual COscars are open to 8-25 year olds in central Victoria, with winning entries screened at the Annual COscars Youth Film Festival.

The awards and festival are coordinated by Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and FReeZA Committee.