STUFFit Film Festival

The STUFFit Student Film Festival is an exciting youth initiative run by a small group of dedicated students and three adult facilitators. It is a film festival competition FOR high school students BY high school students. STUFFit offers students a platform to share their creative and emerging film talents.

All registered secondary school students can enter their films. The STUFFit management team views the films to create a shortlist and professional filmmakers make the final judgements. The shortlisted and finalist films are viewed on the big screen at our annual event. Following the screening, there is an Awards ceremony where the winner and runner-up from each category will receive an awesome film related prize.

The first STUFFit Student Film event took place at the Nambour Civic Centre in 2012.  For the past four years we have held the event and Awards presentation at BCC Cinemas, Maroochydore. This year, we are returning to Nambour to hold the 2019 STUFFit Student Film Festival at the Majestic Cinema on the 12 October.

 As of 2018, the STUFFit Student Film Festival has gone international, receiving film entries from Canada, New Zealand, America and Russia. This exciting growth has put STUFFit on the map and it all happens here at St.John’s College.

Throughout the year, the STUFFit Student Film Festival organises and hosts film workshops that are open to all students on the Sunshine Coast and southern Queensland.  We are able to offer the workshops at a reduced price when we are able to get a grant from the local council. 

The STUFFit Student Film Festival was started with a generous ‘seed grant’ from NAB. This allowed us to operate for several years and then the University of the Sunshine Coast sponsored us for 2017 and 2018. 

We are currently able to continue due to the generous contribution of our St.John’s College P & F.

Stay updated with current information about workshops, entry and the festival event by liking our Facebook page and following us on Instagram.

Have a look at the STUFFit site to see previous entries and find out more information.  Happy filming!​​​

If you wish to support the motivated and entrepreneurial St John’s College students who comprise the STUFFit Student Film Festival Committee and run this incredible event, please contact us at