REC Ya Shorts wraps up Lismore


REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival team is completing the Lismore leg of its short-film-making workshops tour this week.

Thanks to Lismore Council and REC Ya Shorts partners, the Screenwave and Headspace Coffs Harbour team held free workshops at schools including Trinity Catholic College, The Rivers College: Lismore High Campus and St John’s College Woodland, as well as an extra event at ETC Lismore, which was open to the public.

Each workshop was packed with young people keen to learn the shooting, editing and storytelling skills to make a great short film to submit into the festival competition and be in the running to win from a pool of $25,000 of prizes.

REC Ya Shorts festival director Dave Horsley said: “Lismore has an incredible amount of filmmaking talent in its young people.

“The workshops we have completed over the last few days have hopefully given the tools these young filmmakers need to best tell their stories through film.

“We can’t wait to see what films are submitted before the deadline on August 21”.

Submissions are open to any young person living in regional NSW aged between 12 and 25. Films must be under six minutes’ duration, use the theme of “connection” and include a phone (a mobile, old-school dial-up – any kind of phone film-makers’ imaginations fancy!).

Next stop for the REC Ya Shorts team is Uralla, and then on to Armidale and Tamworth.

For full details, workshop dates and to find out how to enter, visit