MIFF Schools Youth Jury

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The MIFF Schools Youth Jury, which was inaugurated in 2020, returns in 2024. The jury is a panel of three young filmmakers who deliberate on which title from the MIFF Schools program they deem the best.

In partnership with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and ACMI, the jury members were selected from the best and brightest among Top Screen 2024’s participants.

Above: 2024 Youth Jury members Fynn Williams, Gabe Hartshorne and Jasmine Lui (photo: Nicole Cleary)

The 2024 Youth Jury

Gabe Hartshorne is an 18-year-old aspiring filmmaker based in Melbourne. Gabe’s film Cat participated in the 2024 VCE Top Screen program, and he hopes to create more short films in the future. Gabe is currently on a gap year and wants to study film at university next year.

Jasmine Lui is an animation student with an interest in character design and 2D animation, showcased in her colourful animated short film LORENZO?. Currently, she is studying animation at RMIT, hoping to one day pursue a career within the animation industry as both a character designer and animator.

Fynn Williams, director of I Know What They’re Thinking, is an aspiring actor pursuing her love for both stage and screen. Following her graduation, Fynn is currently working on her craft while also auditioning for various opportunities. She is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Youth Jury and cannot wait to celebrate all the talent this industry has to offer!