‘Odyssey Geelong Year 11 and 12 Media Studies Film Festival’ started in 2013 and is held on the first Saturday of December each year at Village Cinemas Geelong.

Open only to those Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast schools whose curriculum includes Year 11 or 12 Media Studies, Odyssey gives a unique opportunity for young people to show their films to the community. Each school may enter only one film from Year 11 and one film from Year 12.

While Odyssey isn’t about prizes we ask the audience at screenings to vote via Mobile App on each film and award an ‘Audience Favourite’. We also award a ‘Best Film’, decided by peers, young people doing film and past participants. If you’d like to be a judge please contact us here. All judges must be 12-25 years old.

Odyssey Film Festival is organised and funded by the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit in conjunction with Media Studies Teachers, and Secondary Schools, who recognise a huge amount of talent in Geelong.

If you are a VCE Media Studies Teacher in Geelong, Bellarine or the Surf Coast, you can email us for inclusion here. Students please tell your Teachers about Odyssey and ask them to email us.