2022 Phoney Film Festival

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Unleash your cre­ative side dur­ing the next school hol­i­days and join the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val: a short-film fes­ti­val by youth aged 12 – 25 years fea­tur­ing up to 5‑minute films shot on smart devices.

We are excit­ed to announce that this year’s Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is more adven­tur­ous than ever, with new cat­e­gories such as ​‘My sport sto­ry’ and ​‘My dance sto­ry’. We have also cre­at­ed a spe­cif­ic cat­e­go­ry for ​‘Stop motion/​Animation’, and every­thing else is….’No lim­its (any genre)’. Down­load the full terms and con­di­tions here: 2022 Terms and Con­di­tions.

You don’t have to be ​‘arty’ to par­tic­i­pate. A work­shop facil­i­ta­tor will help you find your sto­ry and teach you how to film and edit it.

Do you need an extra incen­tive? Prizes totalling $2,000 will be award­ed to the win­ning entry in each cat­e­go­ry, as well as the People’s Choice Award.

Sub­mit your short film by Wednes­day 6 July, togeth­er with an ENTRY FORM

Save the date for the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val screen­ing and awards night: 14 July at 6pm at the Alice Springs Cin­e­ma. Have a ball with free enter­tain­ment and pop­corn and vote for your favourite film!


Free Work­shops @ ASTC library:

Sun­day 19 June, 10am-12pm: Sto­ry telling
Sun­day 26 June, 10am-12pm: Film­ing and editing
Sun­day 3 July, 10am-12pm: Edit­ing and polishing
To reg­is­ter, please con­tact 8950 0547, [email protected]​ASTC.​NT.​GOV.​AU


  • Save the date for the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val screen­ing and awards night: 14 July at 6pm at the Alice Springs Cin­e­ma. Have a ball with free enter­tain­ment and pop­corn and vote for your favourite film!
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