Youth films to hit the big screen

Lincoln Boyack and crew on location shooting the inaugural COscars award-winning film, Possums.
Lincoln Boyack and crew on location shooting the inaugural COscars award-winning film, Possums.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s second annual Youth Film Festival will head outdoors this year and be screened in Castlemaine’s Village Square next Friday October 22.
Headlined by the box office hit, Zootopia, the festival will also feature short films made by local young people.
The ‘shorts’, ranging from 50 seconds up to 25 minutes, are entries in the local equivalent of the film industry’s Academy Awards, the COscars.
COscar awards will go to winners of seven categories in the competition which was open to eight to 25-year-old makers. Find out more in the Mail.