Drama & Short Film

  • Opening
  • Patron Message: David Templeman
  • Hindsight 2020: Halls Head Primary
  • Not What We Planned: Cornerstone Christian College
  • Quaranteened: Kingsway Christian College
  • AD Break
  • Finding the Light: Cloverdale Primary
  • It Is What It Is: St Teresa’s College Abergowrie
  • Metanoia: Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
  • Patron Message: Dr Fiona Wood
  • Winning Act-Belong-Commit Commercial: Karratha SHS
  • Swan Chat: Upper Swan Primary
  • AD Break
  • Our COVID Journey So Far: Court Grammar School
  • Destination - Isolation Relaxation: Mundaring Christian College
  • Festival Partner Message: Healthway
  • SMB News: Halls Head Primary
  • Apart Together: Mazenod College
  • Days... In Isolation: Sacred Heart College
  • Closing credits

YOH FEST!...but not as you know it

2020 has been a unique year that has seen us enter a new paradigm of social dynamic and practice. Never before has it been so important to give voice to those who are marginalized and isolated. Support for the mental and social health of young people has never been more paramount than right now.

YOH FEST has traditionally been placed to address this niche, with a festival that promotes health messages to a young state-wide audience; with thousands of school aged participants devising performances and visual arts works.

It has always been a unique forum for sharing the voice of young people. Moving forward it is essential to record and preserve the experience, challenges, discoveries and messages of today’s young people for prosperity.

With all the restrictions that came into place during 2020; we came up with an alternative platform for YOH FEST in the form of an on-line digital showcase : The Act-Belong-Commit YOH ‘Screen’ Fest and changed the theme to ‘ISOLATION’

We asked participants to get creative with the Arts; using the tools available to them to - record their art form, edit it, then send in their creations.

Showcase Sneak Peak

  • Days in Isolation

    Days in Isolation

    Everyday, individuals face the pressures of society. These pressures have become even more apparent as a result of COVID-19, as people worry over what's to come. This performance highlights the importance of finding time to reflect on the positive aspects in life.

  • My Isolation: A Monologue

    My Isolation: A Monologue

    Isolated not only by COVID, but by her only child status and lack of technology, Olive discusses how her (and her family) dealt with the quarantine.

  • Come Alive

    Come Alive

    During the COVID-19 isolation, many people would have felt disconnected from the world,. The Act, Belong, Commit message of 'Come Alive' is that there are many people right beside you encouraging you to continue your daily activities keeping your mind and body strong and coming alive with positivity

  • 2020 What A Year

    2020 What A Year

    In "2020 What A Year", students explore the impacts and effects of the Covid-19 Lockdown on themselves, their family, friends and our small, rural community. The final chorus offers hope for the future, discussing the healing of the environment and some of the many heroes of the pandemic.

  • Caronie Land

    Caronie Land

    Our dance piece is based on the comedy movie ZombieLand. During the quarantine period, we found that a lot of our friends were lonely and felt isolated at home. One way that helped to distract us from the scary reality was to watch funny movies.

  • Bush Turkey

    Bush Turkey

    Bush Turkey is Looking for Food.

The Act-Belong-Commit health theme for 2020#Isolation

Never has it been more important to discuss the importance of good health, wellbeing and lifestyle habits, as it is now. COVID-19 has impacted people on an international scale with most of us unexpectedly and suddenly experiencing enforced isolation - in some form or another.

We ask participants to tell us their personal stories around Isolation. Tell us what it looks like for you, and how you stay mentally healthy - during these unprecedented times for us.

To our YOH Fest sponsorsfor 2020Thank You!

Principal Partner:

YOH Fest has had a long standing partnership with Healthway and this partnership is of paramount importance to the success of our mission. Their continued support has been significant to our sustainability and growth - helping enable us to become a leading Arts based health promotion event for West Australian youth.

YOH Fest aligned with their Act-Belong-Commit campaign; adopting, preserving and leading the promotion of a core value central to the program - a healthy lifestyle.


YOH Fest is proud to be a Mandurah based project.

To have the support of the City of Mandurah, and recognition as one of the major events held in the Peel region - is extremely important.

If you would like to be part of making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people, enquire about financial and in-kind sponsorship opportunities that are available. Either view our capability statement, or contact us to start a conversation.