Youth Action Group
Alice Springs Town Council’s Youth Action Group (YAG) is a group for young individuals, meeting once a month (last Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm) to discuss youth issues in Alice Springs, and come up with ways to address those issues. The group organises a range of youth-focused events throughout the year.
YAG aims to empower young people by including them in Council decision-making, helping them to develop new skills, and encourage a positive perception of young people in Alice Springs.
Meetings are held monthly. Young people under the age of 25 can get involved today by contacting the Youth Development Officer on 8950 0500, or following the Youth Action Group on Facebook or Instagram.
Skate Park Festival
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Skate Park Festival!
Held 5 — 9 October 2020.
Skate & BMX workshops, skate art, competitions and much more!
Please find below full program with session times listed.
Registrations are essential and limited spots available.
Phoney Film Festival
Entries now closed! Films will be screened on 16 July 2020.
YAG’s Phoney Film Festival is a festival of short films shot on smartphones and tablets, by young people aged 12 to 25. Films must be less than five minutes duration, and can be across any category / genre including: action, drama, horror, comedy, real life …get brainstorming!
$4500 of cash and prizes to be won.
ASTC will appoint a panel of judges who will select a winner. The following criteria will be considered in judging all entries:
- Originality & coherence of story (20%)
- Use of visual language/cinematography sound design (20%)
- Editing (20%)
- Sound design (20%)
- x factor/overall vibe (20%)
The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The ‘People’s Choice’ winners will be selected based on the most number of votes received. There will be only one winner for the People’s Choice award.
To enter, check out the terms and conditions below, and complete an entry form.
Phoney Film Festival 2020 Workshops
The Phoney Film Festival workshops for 2020 include both instructional videos with handy tips on how to create your short film on your smart phone or tablet device!
Story writing and frame composition
Camera angles and movement
Lighting and Storyboarding
Stop-motion animation and Special Effects
Editing and Music
Workshop – stay tuned for details!
Thank you to Dogmilk Films, Viviana Petyarre and Josef Jakamarra Eggar for the handy tips. For more resources , check out the link below.
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!”
Youth Recycled Art Prize
As part of NT Youth Week, the 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.
Two Prize Categories to be Entered!
- “Climate Change – How will our future look?”
- Open Prize Category – Whatever you like!
Entries have closed for 2020.
Youth Arts & Music Festival (YAMfest!)
Council’s Youth Action Group brings you the tastiest of festivals – YAM Fest! – incorporating an exciting range of arts, music and related workshops & activities. YAMfest is the highlight of the latter half of the year, for young people in Alice Springs. Watch this space to find out more information about YAMfest 2020 or stay tuned to the YAG Facebook page.