A "raw, confronting, very personal and highly engaging" film by Richmond River High School student Ari McKinlay took the top prize at this year's Nimbin Youth Film Comp "It's My Life".

Ari McKinlay's film was an intimate look at the effects and aftermath of suicide on those left behind.

Thirteen films were shown to an audience who were at times in stiches with laughter and at other times moved to tears by the films.

The second prize went to Journey Naday-Ford and Jamie Lacher for their music video clip "Apoplypse", while the third prize went to Bohdi von Schlippe-Star from Nimbin with his film "Bohdi's Life".

The results were announced on Saturday at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.

The competition was funded by Youth Connections North Coast (YCNC) with funding from the federal Community Builders program.

Organiser Darmin Cameron said the competition is growing every year, with more entries and a higher standard of production.



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