Odyssey Short Film Festival Returns

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Odyssey Short Film Festival Returns

Odyssey Geelong Year 11 and 12 Media Studies Film Festival is the yearly showcase of the talents of young film makers in Secondary School across Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine, giving a unique opportunity for young people to show their films to the community. Running since 2013, it is held at Village Cinemas Geelong on the first Saturday of December each year.

Each year, the Odyssey Short Film Festival runs in Geelong, showcasing the work achieved through Year 11 and 12 studies at high school. Now in its fifth year, the film festival is set to run on December 2 with a number of schools and students showcasing their films.

Essentially the night runs like this: you get there, grab a seat, download yourself the Odyssey Film Festival app which was designed by Chris McDermott (though we advise to download it earlier) and sit through the films – rating each one as you go. At the end of the night the judges will decide on the film they think is the best and an audience award will also be given on the night (hence all that voting).

It’s hard to comprehend just how much of an impact the experience has on students, but given it’s run since 2013, there are already several students who have gone on to further their studies in film and media. What’s even greater for the students is seeing the response from the audience during the screenings, so get down and take part in a great night celebrating the future of young film-makers.

When & Where: Village Cinema, Geelong – Saturday December 2, 6-9pm. Films start at 6pm. There will also be a 10minute interval. Tickets are $5.

Odyssey Film Festival is organised and funded by the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit in conjunction with Media Studies Teachers, and Secondary Schools, who recognise a huge amount of talent in Geelong.

You can download the Odyssey App via the website: www.odysseyfilmfestival.com