Tell us a story 2024

To celebrate the various experiences of young people who arrived in Australia as a refugee or migrant we are running a short film competition. The theme is 'Tell us a story'.

If you have something you would like to teach others about your culture, we invite you to share a story through a 2-minute film. Your story can be completely made up or have happened in real life. The Youth Week Short Film Competition is a chance to get creative but here are some examples if you need guidance:

  • A story that is fiction or made up could be an oral tradition, a fable, creative performance dance, song or poem
  • A story that is non-fiction reflects something real or factual. This could be a recount of events in your life, an interview with your grandma, food or life hacks/ tips that have been passed down between generations.

Entries are welcome from any young person aged 13 – 24 years, living in NSW, who identifies as someone who arrived in Australia as a refugee or migrant. Shortlisted submissions will have the opportunity to showcase their film at a screening event at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta on Wednesday 14 August, 2024.

Before you submit your video, please make sure the video is your own work and that your contact details are correct. We have included a checklist below to help you with your entry. Submit your entry here.

Applications close Tuesday 25 June (11.59pm)


Terms and conditions

Guidelines and tips: Dos and don'ts for filming

Competition submission checklist


If you have any questions, please call us on 02 9248 0970 or email us at for further information.