COscars Film Festival- Postponed Until Further Notice


To protect the community against the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Council will postpone the COscars Youth Film Festival and film competition until later in 2020. The event date will be reviewed later in the year and announced through email, website, media releases and social media platforms.
During this time it’s important to stay connected to family and friends and we are looking into ways to keep you connected in other ways (i.e. through our website and social media, group chats etc.). We will keep you updated!
You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in the community.
It can be helpful to keep up-to-date but it’s also okay to switch off from the 24 hour media cycle if this is getting too much.
Check out the link below for tips to maintain a healthy headspace during this time:…/how-to-cope-with-stress-related…/  
Take some time in the next couple of week to do something you love, read a book, paint, cook, get into the garden, Skype / Facetime with mates and spend time with your family.
If you need to chat, reach out! Check out all the ways below to get in touch with us over the holidays  
Instagram: @mountalexandershireyouth
Facebook: Mount Alexander Shire Youth
Call: 5471 1700 and ask for the youth team <3
Stay safe and look out for each other 

Celebrate Victorian Youth Week with  a free all age’s family event!


The COscars Youth Film Festival will feature screenings of the youth short film entries from young people across Central Victoria, followed by a feature screening of crowd pleaser, SPIRITED AWAY!


There will be food, games & activities, lots of fun and of course, POPCORN!

This is an all ages, family friendly event


When:  Friday 27 March, 2020

Time: 7.30pm-10.30pm

Where: Camp Reserve Oval, Castlemaine


▪ Free entry
▪ BYO picnic or grab dinner from the XtremeInc hotdog stall and Ice-cream social!

The COscars is brought to you by local youth groups, Freeza and the Youth Advisory Group, funded through the annual Victorian Youth Week Grant!

All ages, no pass outs, alcohol, drug and smoke free event.
Fully supervised.




All 12-25 year olds from Central Victoria, who have a passion for filming, acting, directing or editing, are invited to enter their homemade films into the Youth Film Competition.

The competition is open to any theme of movie and you can enter into the snapshot (1 minute) or the short film (1-5 minute) categories, as long as it has a max rating of PG.

Entries are due by midnight on 18 March.

For more information or for additional support to attend the event please contact Jodie Hearn on 5471 1700 or