Alice Springs Town Council’s Youth Programs Team arranges engaging activities, events and workshops for young people in Alice Springs.
Regularly meeting with young leaders, the team discusses and identifies issues important to youth in Alice Springs, and derive activities to address those issues. In collaboration with young leaders, the Youth Team organises a diverse range of activities throughout each year.
These activities aim to uplift and empower young people by including them in decision-making, assisting them in developing new skills as they co-present activities, and ultimately promoting a positive perception of young people in our community.
Summer S.A.M. – Thursday, 11 November 2021
(formerly the Youth Arts & Music Festival, a.k.a. YAMfest)
Council’s Youth Programs Team has reinvigorated and expanded this annual youth event into Summer S.A.M. – Sports, Arts & Music) – incorporating an exciting range of activities for Alice Springs youth aged 12 – 25 years.
This year, Summer SAM will coincide with the November Night Markets, for even greater engagement and entertainment options.
Follow Council’s Facebook page – @AliceSpringsTC – for all the latest!
2022 Youth Recycled Art Prize – stay tuned!
As part of the annual NT Youth Week activities, Council’s Youth Recycled Art Prize offers young people in Alice Springs the opportunity to develop their creative talents, have their work exhibited, and win great prizes – all while learning about recycling. All exhibited artworks are made from recycled / reused materials. Prizes are awarded for winning entries, including a People’s Choice Award.
If you’re aged 11 – 25 years, then submit your best ‘waste’ artwork, creating a sculpture or artwork out of reused or recycled materials.
Entries close 1st April 2022!
Opening exhibition on 8th April 2022! Details to come…
Register your interest with the Youth Team by emailing YDO@astc.nt.gov.au
CASH prizes to be won!
2022 Phoney Film Festival – stay tuned!
Alice Springs Town Council’s Youth Programs Team presents the annual Phoney Film Festival (PFF) in July each year – a short-film festival by youth, for youth, featuring 5‑minute films shot on smart devices.
PFF includes two workshops designed to help develop key filmmaking skills, in the lead up to the Screening & Awards Night.
The first workshop – delivers face to face tutorials on techniques and strategies for making short films, including storytelling and editing, and will be supported by online tutorials that participants can access independently.
The second workshop – is a drop-in space for young film-makers to seek support and help with problem-solving as they create their films.
Submissions for entries close 1 July 2022.
The Phoney Film Festival screening and awards night will be held at the Alice Springs Cinema, on Thursday 14 July 2022. The judging panel comprises professionals in the film industry who will determine the top three short films.
The community can vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite film – to be awarded to the film receiving the majority of votes from those attending the screening night. Prizes will be awarded on the night.
Building young people’s skill-sets in a creative medium will promote self-confidence, a sense of achievement, and enable those young people to continue to express and share their unique perspectives with their community.
Previous PFF Workshops!
These Phoney Film Festival workshop videos from PFF2020 include handy tips on how to create a short film on your smart phone or tablet device! Thanks to Dogmilk Films, Viviana Petyarre and Josef Jakamarra Eggar for the great advice!
Workshop 1 — “Looking Space!”
Workshop 2 — “Camera Angles and Movement!”
Workshop 3 — “Lighting and Storyboarding!”
Workshop 4 — “Stop-Motion Animation and Special Effects!”
Workshop 5 — “Editing and Music!”