Under the radar

Youth Short Film Competition

The City of Port Philip Youth Services will host an under 21's open entry category in the 2015 St Kilda Film Festival.

There is a growing number of young filmmakers producing shorts. Although the St Kilda Film Festival is an open entry competition, it is often difficult for young people to compete against more experienced film makers of an older age. Under the Radar gives filmmakers under 21 the chance to shine. This category is solely dedicated to the work that is being produced by young filmmakers in Australia (Please note: films produced outside Australia are not eligible). 

Under the Radar provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to show their work in an internationally recognised film festival, to encourage young film makers to pursue their craft further and encourage future stars of cinema - both in front of and behind the camera.

Entries closed on 27 February 2015.

Under the Radar is a FReeZA event – an alcohol, smoke and drug free event.

For more information, please contact the City of Port Phillip Youth Engagement and Participation Officer on 03 9209 6167


2014 Winner: Where do Lilacs Come From
Directed by Matthw Thorne and Produced by Timothy Ward

2013 Winner: Resistance
Directed and Produced by Blake Borcich

2012 Winner: The Trouble with Alexander
Directed and Produced by Blake Borcich

2011 Winner: The Venting Place
Directed and Produced by Natalie James

2010 Winner: Charlotte
Directed by Zoe Coldham, Produced by Bethany Milkins

2009 Winner: Wax Wings
Directed and Produced by Grace Louey

2008 Winner: Mona
Directed by Charlotte Rose Hamlyn and Produced by David Thring