Young filmmakers in the Northern Rivers have the opportunity to learn and win with two great local film projects.


Deadlock Attachment Program

The Screenworks Deadlock Directors Attachment program provides an opportunity for young filmmakers to develop their skills on a professional television production. There is one Director Attachment and a number of Production Role Attachments available.

Screenworks Deadlock attachment fundraiserThe Deadlock Attachment opportunities are open to people aged between 18 & 30 years (as at 30 June 2017) and living in the Northern Rivers region (which includes the following local government areas: Tweed Shire Council, Byron Shire Council, Kyogle Council, Ballina Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council, Clarence Valley Council).

The purpose of the Deadlock Attachment Project (paid internship opportunity) is to recognise and support the development of young screen practitioners living in the Northern Rivers seeking a career in making television drama.

Director Attachment closes at 12 noon on Thursday 15 June 2017

Production Role Attachments close Thursday 22 June 2017

More information and online applications are available from Screenworks.


REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival

There is also a chance for budding young filmmakers to win a share of $25,000 in prizes at the REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival. For the first time, Screenwave’s annual REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival is open to all young people aged 12 to 25 across regional NSW.

This week festival directors Dave Horsley and Kate Howat have travelled to Lismore to teach five film-making workshops – four at schools and one that was held at Headspace Lismore on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 June 2017.

This year’s theme is “connection” and the signature item is “phone”, to be incorporated into all films submitted. All films must also be under six minutes’ duration, including titles and credits.

Submissions are open until 21 August 2017 and will be followed by a regional screening tour in September. For details on how to enter visit