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  • 16 Oct 2018

    Congratulations to all the filmmakers!

    You did it!   The team here at [REC] Ya Shorts would like to extend a massive congratulations to you all, even if your film only got as an idea or concept, you’ve still achieved something great in thinking creatively about story telling. Pat yourself on the back, and we…

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  • 24 Sep 2018

    Good news! Submission deadline extended to Friday September 28th

    Been struggling in the edit over the weekend? Take a break from your short and relax. You now have until THIS Friday, September 28th at 11.59pm to get your short film in. Use this time to polish your cuts, search for the perfect sounds and music, and perhaps take a…

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  • 20 Sep 2018

    Final weekend to get your entries in!

    Hey filmmakers, The clock is really ticking down now, you need to get your film (or your second or third) submitted in the next FOUR DAYS!  We’re loving all the entries so far, so make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to have your work seen! Haven’t started yet?…

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  • 17 Sep 2018

    7 days left to submit your short film for REC Ya Shorts 2018!

    The countdown is on! Only 7 days until this year’s REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival competition is all over red rover! Submissions close at 11:59pm next Monday night. Every year we hear from filmmakers who completed a film, but decided not to submit it, which is a real missed…

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  • 20 Aug 2018

    Teachers help win film equipment for their schools!

    Teachers inspire their students to do great things – so we decided that we wanted to help regional teachers support their student filmmakers by giving away film equipment to their schools! In 2017, we launched a new initiative to get more film cameras, microphone, and lenses into regional classrooms. Thanks…

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  • 15 Aug 2018

    [REC] Ya Shorts 2018 Youth Film Competition Closing Soon

      The [REC] Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival is fast approaching the deadline for young regional filmmakers aged 12-25 to submit their original short films by the 24th of September. Check out how to enter here! Seize the opportunity to win from a prize pool worth over $40,000, including camera…

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  • 16 Jul 2018

    6 simple tips to beat scriptwriter’s block

    Hey Filmmakers! Started thinking of an idea for your short film yet? Remember that all completed short films are to be submitted by September 24, with over $40,000 in prizes up for grabs! Read the guidelines. Make a great film. Win big! Here’s a few tips for beating writer’s block…

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  • 18 Jun 2018

    Record Prize Pool for REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival 2018

    Ever wondered what it would be like to direct a film? Well, this year REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival is going to give you a reason to find out – with over $40,000 worth of prizes for young Regional Australian filmmakers aged 12 to 25. Details on how to…

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  • 18 Jun 2018

    Action on the Mid North Coast

    If you’re aged 12 to 25 years old and live somewhere between Forster and Woolgoolga (and anywhere in between), you might have already caught on to the short filmmaking craze happening throughout the Mid North Coast. If you know someone with a Youtube channel, heard words like “Machinima”, or know…

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  • 28 May 2018

    Competition open to young regional filmmakers

    Now in its fourth year, the REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival is rolling out around Regional Australia for 2018, on the search for the next wave of young Australian filmmakers. This year’s program will also see over 70 in-school filmmaking and mental health workshops come to schools throughout Regional…

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  • 06 Aug 2017

    How I stay motivated despite some film failures: by a past REC Ya Shorts winner

    It’s only weeks till submissions deadline. We know that editing and finishing off your film can feel a bit hairy in these final days. So we caught up with Tallulah Remond-Stephen. Although Tallulah was a REC Ya Shorts winner last year for her very personal story about “failure”, even she…

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  • 06 Aug 2017

    Homegrown Hollywood stars among 2017 REC Ya Shorts judging panel!

    Who wants some inspo with a rural-Australia-to-bigtime-success story? Well, all three of our judges on this year’s panel have one! The awesome trio each grew up in regional Australia and are kicking goals in film both here and overseas. 1. Aaron Glenane First up is actor Aaron Glenane (pictured below)…

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  • 25 Jul 2017

    Why I love being on the road with REC Ya Shorts each year

    Kate Howat is a Coffs Harbour local and artistic director of Screenwave and REC Ya Shorts, as well as a member of the festival’s judging panel. We get the lowdown from Kate about what it’s like to work on REC Ya Shorts… Why did you start REC Ya Shorts? It…

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  • 19 Jul 2017

    5 tips when editing a short film for REC Ya Shorts

    Editing is typically the final process that happens before your movie gets to you for final viewing. It can be a super creative process and editors are some of the best storytellers out there. If you’re finding the editing process a bit daunting, here are a few tips from REC…

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  • 17 Jul 2017

    7 things to take to location when filming in REC Ya Shorts

    It’s shooting day! Before you get to your location – whether that’s the local town, an industrial area or out in the bush – here’s what you’ll want to have on you…1. Your crew and callsheet If you’ve been to one of the REC Ya Shorts workshops you’ll already be…

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  • 17 Jul 2017

    How I managed to make three films for REC Ya Shorts last year

    Finding it hard to cram making a short film in between study and work? Need a bit of inspo? Blaise Borrer, an 18-year-old Year 12 student at Bellingen High School, won the Rising Talent award last year. He and his mates entered THREE films into REC Ya Shorts last year.…

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  • 17 Jul 2017

    5 tips for getting started on a short film for REC Ya Shorts

    Thinking of entering but stuck on a film idea? Need to beg, borrow, or steal a camera? Not sure about editing? Coffs Harbour local Mirco Guidon, aged 23, a winner of REC Ya Shorts in 2015 and 2016, shares 5 tips to help… 1. Write a story that you’re able…

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