Tell your story, or someone else’s story in 15s or less.

The 15 Second Film Maker Challenge, a new initiative from Creative Youth Festival, connects youth content creators and youth artists to showcase creativity.

What will you do with your 15” of FAME?

All you need is an original idea, your phone camera and something or someone to film. It’s all about shining the light on youth creativity so find a great artist(s) whether it’s a screenwriter, dancer, musician, illustrator, painter, sculpture, designer or ballroom-dancing-rugby-player you’ll no doubt have endless ideas.

All films should be positive, upbeat, humorous and feel good. Dark humour is fine too as long as it’s family-friendly.

Your film could be silent, but it’s probably better with some sound. If you do use sound and music, make sure you have the rights to use the sounds and music.

You’ll need to sign a waiver and disclaimer which you can download here or below.

Once you’ve made your film, fill out the form below and upload your film. Our panel will select eligible films that follow the rules and fit our vision, values and mission and we’ll add it to our Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels.

Eligible films will also be showcased at Creative Youth Festival at FAME Week Africa 2023 from 4-6 September 2023.

Once your film is on our platforms it’s up to you to get all your friends, family, dogs, cats, pet birds, associates, buddies, neighbors, and long-lost uncles and aunties to follow and like your film. The top two films with the most VIEWS on TikTok and LIKES on Instagram will each win a sponsored entry to the 48 Hour Film Challenge Cape Town (29 September – 01 October 2023).

Film Makers/Team Members must be between the ages of 18 – 35 to enter. Film Makers/Team Members under the age of 18 must have approval of their parent/legal guardian.

Competition officially opens 15 days before FAME Week Africa starts: 20 August 2023  Films need to be uploaded by 01 September 2023.



Step 2: Download the Creative Youth Festival 15 Second Film Maker Challenge intro plate and add it to the beginning of your film.

Step 3: Upload your agreement document and film BEFORE 23h59, 01 September 2023 using the form below.


First name

Last name


Film Maker Agreement

Film / Video File

I confirm that the files I have uploaded represent my own work and abide by the rules for the challenge.