The Top 10 Finalist films in the esteemed Youth Choices Film Competition for 2022 have been announced!
As a joint initiative between Constable Care Foundation and WA Police, the annual Youth Choices Film Competition challenges secondary students to creatively explore a specific issue. Working in teams of up to three, entrants must produce a short film of up to three minutes.
The theme for this years’ competition invited teens to explore the complicated issue of online addiction. Submissions had to delve into unhealthy uses of online and screen activities, the impacts of the addiction and solutions available.
After a rigorous judging process of a collection of competitive submissions, we are excited to announce the Top 10 Finalists! Congratulations to…
- Lucy Marden, Australian Christian College | Reflection
- Taylor Nuttall, Taylor Barrett, Shelby Lines, Sophia Howes, Busselton Senior High School | Selfie
- James Fowler, Carine Senior High School | ScreenTime
- Katherine Dam, Cornerstone Christian College | When Activities Become Your Priority
- Eamon Cleaver, Cornerstone Christian College | Lost Time
- Dusty Rule, Savannah Blake, Cornerstone Christian College | Hooked
- Grace Taylor, Charlotte Blennerhassett, Cornerstone Christian College | #PerfectLife
- Jonathon Copson-Pacal, John Curtin College of the Arts | Go Back
- Timothy Jeffrey, Mount Lawley Senior High School | Gaming: Don’t Get Sucked In
- Erica Massey, Quinns Baptist College | Words Hurt
Constable Care Foundation CEO, David Gribble, said the issue of gaming and online addiction was on the rise and the Youth Choices Film Competition provided a unique opportunity for young people to explore this complex subject matter.
“It’s a sad fact Internet Gaming Disorder now classified as an official medical condition by WHO. This coupled with alarming stats convincingly proving online and screen addiction are on the rise worldwide, makes this topic an important one to address,” Mr Gribble said.
“Through the Youth Choices Film Competition, we aim to empower entrants by providing them with a safe and meaningful platform to collaborate and creatively convey their ideas. We hope this will stimulate constructive discussions about difficult issues like gaming and online addiction and lead to solutions,” he continued.
Each year the Youth Choices Film Competition attracts hundreds of inspired entries from secondary students across Western Australia.
Supported by the Commissioner for Young People, the competition is judged by a panel of communications professionals. The top three student films will be announced at the Youth Choices Film Competition Awards Ceremony in November with the student filmmakers sharing in a prize pool of more than $5000.
The Student Choice Award – supported by the Commissioner for Children and Young People – is now open for voting. Secondary students are encouraged to get behind their peers and vote for their favourite film here.
Constable Care Foundation’s suite of award-winning Youth Choices films can be found at: www.constablecare.com.au/program/secondary/youth-choices-film