We are thrilled to announce that ‘Our Stories, Our Voices’ and ‘My New Life’ were selected to take part in Colourfest 2019. Colourfest celebrates films about diaspora and migrant experiences. The two films were screened as part of Harmony Day 2019 and have been distributed to public libraries in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
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Youthworx are proud to annouce that we are featured in social traders new book Dollars & Sense!
The book recognises, champions and celebrates social enterprise in Australia.
Focusing on the people who benefit from the work of social enterprises and highlighting innovative commercial models of impact investment, Dollars & Sense is a blueprint for a smarter way to do business.
The national youth commission is now underway with hearings being held across Melbourne.
The national youth commission is a really important initiative run by our parent body, youth development Australia.
The purpose of the commission is to give young people a chance to voice there opinions and concerns about issues relevant to there transitions from education to employment. other stakeholders with an interest in this area are also invited to make submissions.
To make a submission or to find out more go to http://yda.org.au/news/current-national-youth-commission/
Youthworx has just started our new drop-in program, Colour Them Safe is the brainchild of Albie Colvin who is an incredible designer in his own right, the program runs the first Thursday of every month here at Youthworx 29 Tinnings street, Brunswick.
Any young person experiencing marginalisation is welcome to come along, we have a really supportive team so its a no pressure environment. Come along and have some fun and relax!
If you know anyone who may be interested, let them know and give us a call at (03) 9386 1232
This week has been a big one for Youthworx!
First and foremost, welcome to the latest batch of students to join our certified media training course! Our certificate two and three courses kicked off this week with the classroom in full swing. We’re always on the look out for new students so if you, or someone you know, is interested in learning about how to make film and media, then you should definitely give our youth worker Zoe a call and see whether it’s the right course for you!
Lesley Pinder has recently moved into a new role with us here at Youthworx. If you remember, Lesley headed up the fantastic “Our Voices” project last year working with newly arrived migrants and refugee young people to create films about their lives and experiences. In her brand new role of Community Engagement Facilitator she is making contact with organisations and community groups to help grow our Open Access services, make connections, and offer media workshop services to young people to help tell their stories. If you have some young people who you think may benefit from some media skill-building workshops, get in touch!
Productions is rocking along with some exciting new projects in the pipeline with John Holland, Jesuit Social Services, VACCA, and Southern Program Alliance to name but a few. Our team of producers has been joined by the latest trainee, Nathaniel. Welcome to the team! All of our young producers are honing their skills and really bringing their A-game to the work they’re doing.
2019 is going to be a fantastic year!
We at Youthworx are happy to welcome our newest member to the team!
Hannah is a filmmaker driven to create moving drama and documentary based on social issues. Her experience includes all aspects of film production, as well as teaching and youth work.
Youthworx is proud to announce we now have a trained drone pilot with a Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) certification and is in the process of getting our Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators Certificate (ReOC).
We look forward to offering our clients drone video and photography services.
The youthworx crew were out in force this morning filming with the drone for our upcoming promo video – turning the lens on ourselves! Keep an eye out.
Youthworx will be screening two films publicly in february!
Brown Paper Bag
‘Brown Paper Bag’ was self produced by Youthworx and is the story of a young indigenous boy who has been ‘acting up’ at school until he experiences a story session at school with acclaimed author and storyteller Boori Monty Pryor. His interest in reading develops with the support of the school principal who smuggles Boori’s books out of the library for him, hidden in brown paper bags. It is a heart warming and endearing story that will serve as not only a beautiful film but also as a fantastic resource for schools.
Different was produced by the social enterprise Youthworx as part of their Our Voices program for young refugees and newly-arrived migrants. The film was written and directed by Manar Al Ayoub and Karmen Kasouha, both recently arrived in Melbourne from Syria. This is their first film.
Different and Brown Paper Bag will screen on Friday 1st Feb before We Don’t Need A Map.
Applications are now open for our certificates 2 and 3 for semester 1, 2019
The curriculum is focused on film production, radio broadcasting and media industry knowledge. All students participate in presenting a weekly radio show for SYN 90.7 FM. As well as radio, students work on individual and group film and documentary projects gaining hands on experience of media creation. All courses are classified as fulltime and fees are subsidized providing the young person is eligible.
Youthworx students also get the opportunity to work on paid projects within the business arm Youthworx Productions and the possibility of going onto part time employment.
Some of the core areas covered in the courses are:
Camera use and cinematography
Live Radio broadcasting
To find out about enrolling in either Certificate II or III in Creative Industries please contact our Youth Worker Zoe at: