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Multicultural Film Festival submission period is closing soon!

Time is running out to submit your entry for the annual short film festival that explores diversity and multiculturalism through films

15/06/21 23.13pm
Published by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

The VMC's Multicultural Film Festivalsubmission period is closing soon! You or your networks have until 20 June to submit your short film to be in contention for some brilliant prizes.

Shortlisted films will be screened at a gala awards presentation at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square in August.

We are seeking creative, original, non-formulaic short films about cultural diversity and multiculturalism. The stories the films tell can be made by and/or be about people from any cultural background.

Prizes include:

  • Tips and ideas industry session from SBS Head of Unscripted, John Godfrey
  • Industry session with SBS Content Industry Diversity Manager, Michelle Cheng
  • An internship with Mushroom Creative House, a creative agency and production house that has unparalleled access to the music & entertainment worlds

The Multicultural Film Festival showcases short films that explore stories of diversity and inclusion.

Film has a unique capacity to connect audiences to other points of view. Though we may have different backgrounds, when we immerse ourselves in stories of cultural heritage and identity, it’s easy to see that there is more that unites us than divides us.

We support emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and also invite submissions from filmmakers of any background to produce films that explore multiculturalism and promote social cohesion.

Each year, our shortlisted films feature characters who are encountering new ways of life, struggling with feeling isolated in a new country or within their cultures' traditions, or beginning to embrace and celebrate their difference.

Ranging from gentle childhood fables to more stridently political works, all are strong examples of the power of storytelling in creating dialogue and initiating understanding.

More information

For more information about the festival and how to apply, see the Multicultural Film Festival's webpage.

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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