Story to Screen

Story to Screen: Youth Digital Storytelling Project 

In 2017, North Sydney Council invited 26 local youth to share their unique viewpoints and perspectives. Exploring narrative, storytelling and the documentary through the lens of a still or video camera, these thoughtful projects were developed over a six-week program of hands-on workshops with creative industry professionals where students had the opportunity to explore what is important to them as individuals. Working closely with their mentors, each student was guided to create, edit and share a powerful story on what it means to be part of a community, considering the many ways that we might be shaped by our identity, experiences and environment.

Students from 12 local secondary schools participated including Bradfield Senior College, Cammeraygal High School, Chatswood High School, Gymea Technology High School, Kincumber High School, Manly Selective, Mosman High School, North Sydney Boys High School, North Sydney Girls High School, St Aloysius College, St Pius X Chatswood and Willoughby Girls High School.

The final short films and photography projects were launched at Contact Sheet, St Leonards. During the 2-week exhibition, visitors voted for a People’s Choice Award, and on the last day students with the most engaging works were awarded prizes. Congratulations to the following students:

People's Choice Award (Film) – ‘Sketch’ by Julian Batongbacal & Jake Langman

Runner Up (Film) – ‘Anonymous’ by Aleisha Humphreys & Lily Cameron Hayes

Second Runner Up (Film) - ‘Umbrella’ by Tiya Banerjee, Lexie Chiha & Annabel Chen

People's Choice Award (Photography): ‘Salad Days’ by Jack Moran

Runner Up (Photography): ‘No Title Required’ by Simon Harris



Further Information

Please contact the Arts & Culture Officer at North Sydney Council on or call 9936 8100.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the students for their wonderful creativity and dedication to the project, our talented mentors at Contact Sheet, and Digital Storytellers as well as Poster Candy for their generous support.





 Story to Screen 2016