Youth Action Group

Alice Springs Town Council's Youth Action Group is a group of young individuals who meet once a month to discuss youth issues in Alice Springs, and come up with solutions to those issues. The group organises a range of youth-focused events throughout the year. 

The group aims to empower young people by including them in Council decision making, helping them to develop new skills, and also creating a positive perception of young people in Alice Springs.

Meetings are held monthly. Young people under the age of 25 can get involved today by contacting the Youth Services Officer on 8950 0500, or following the Youth Action Group on Facebook or Instagram.  

Phoney Film Festival - entries now open!

The Phoney Film Festival is a film festival specifically for young people, with films being shot on smartphones or tablets, and a range of awesome prizes to be won for various categories.

Are you a creative young person, or know someone who is? Entries are now open for the 4th Annual Phoney Film Festival! The Phoney Film Festival is a short film festival for young people aged 12 to 25, with films shot on smartphones or tablets. Films need to be under five minutes, and can be across any category: horror, comedy, real life … get brainstorming!

Enter for the chance to win major prizes, with first prize totalling over $1000 in cash and prizes. All entries will also be shown at a public screening at the Alice Springs Cinema, and winners on the Todd Mall screen.

  • First prize: $500 in cash, plus prizes worth over $600: Google Home Mini from Telstra, a YMCA 10 Visit Rock Wall Pass, 10 complimentary movies pass to the Alice Springs Cinemas, and a Brinno TimeLapse HD Video Camera and Weather Resistant Housing from Alicetronics.
  •  Second prize: $200
  • Third prize: $100
  • People’s Choice Award: $200

Entries close 4pm 12 July, and can be dropped off to the Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre or uploaded online.

Films will be judged on:

  • Storytelling (30%)
  • Creativity and Originality (30%)
  • Emotional Impact/Audience Appeal (20%)
  • Technical Skill (20%)

Read the File type pdf iconTerms and Conditions for the full entry conditions. For enquiries, please contact the Community Development Officer at or 8950 0567.

Entries will be screened at the Alice Springs Cinema at 6pm 19 July, with winners announced on the night. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome to attend. Come along, watch some awesome short films made by creative young people, and vote for the People’s Choice Award!

For more info on the event or on how to get involved, check out the Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group Facebook Page.

The event is proudly put on by the Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group and supported by the Alice Springs Town Council, YMCA, Alice Springs Cinema, Alicetronics, and Telstra.

Youth Recycled Art Prize

As part of NT Youth Week, the Youth Recycled Art Prize offers young people the chance to share their talents, win great prizes, have their work exhibited, and learn about recycling. Artworks are made from recycled and reused materials, and prizes are awarded for the winning entries, as well as a People’s Choice Award.

Movie Marathon

This annual movie marathon takes place in the autumn school holidays and is free for youth. It features two newly released movies, and also free drinks and snacks!

Youth Arts and Music Festival

The Youth Action Group brings you the tastiest of festivals – YAM Fest! This festival incorporates an exciting range of arts and musical events and initiatives, and is a highlight of the year for young people in Alice Springs.

To get in touch regarding any of these events, contact