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Wollongong City Council

Creative Wollongong Short Film Competition and Festival

We invited budding film makers and storytellers aged 8 years+ to enter the Creative Wollongong Short Film Competition.

Each entry needed to feature a bicycle helmet to tie in with our excitement for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships to be held in Wollongong next September.

Free screening Saturday 30 April

Join us for a free screening of selected entries from the Creative Wollongong Short Film Competition at Gala Cinema, Warrawong!

Please see our calendar event for details and booking info.

And the awards go to....

Watch the video below to see our celebrity judge, Sean Keenan, announce our competition winners (or scroll down to read details).

8 to 12 years category

  • First place: Felix Williams, Spell book 2
  • Second place: Jade Woods, Deja Vu

13 to 19 years category

  • First place: Beau Ritchie, Head in The Clouds
  • Second place: Alyssa Norris, Home

Best performance

  • Ewan Dummond, The Cyclist Who Loved Me.

Keep an eye out for details of a community screening of these short films to be announced soon.


Thanks to our panel of judges who reviewed all the entries for the competition.

Our celebrity judge for the under 20s categories was Australian actor Sean Keenan. Sean is best known for his leading roles in the Australian children's television series Lockie Leonard, and as Gary Hennessey in Puberty Blues. He's also appeared in several other television series, including Cloudstreet and Wake in Fright, and films including the True History of the Kelly Gang.

For more information about this competition, email Council's Cultural Development team or call (02) 4227 7111.

The Creative Wollongong Short Film Competition is presented by Wollongong City Council in partnership with Screen Illawarra.