National Youth Week is a nation wide celebration of young people, their talents and contributions to their communities. This year’s theme was “Our Voice, Our Impact” and with that in mind Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services decided what better way to share a voice and make an impact than through making a short film. The topics for the films were to be around bullying/resilience, personal safety/self harm and seeking support/help with the aim of helping raise awareness about these issues for young people.

Friends, family and filmmakers were all invited to come to a special screening an awards ceremony where all the films were shown and the winners were announced.

The short films that won the 2014 National Youth Week Short Film Competition were:

  1. Hanging by a Thread
  2. In My Shoes
  3. Choices

All films were equally great in raising awareness of the issues affecting young people and the whole project was a great success. Thankyou to all who were involved!

A selection of the short films will be on the Youth Services website shortly www.mpys.com.au