Screenability at Sydney Film Festival

Interview with Screenability Guest Programmer, Sofya Gollan

Interview with Screenability Guest Programmer, Sofya Gollan

This year Sydney Film Festival presents the return of Festival favourite, Screenability, a platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative, in partnership with Create NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. We spoke with Guest Programmer, Sofya Gollan to get the scoop on this year's films. 

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Samia Halabi gives Western Sydney women a new and exciting voice with her short film Tip of My Tongue

Samia Halabi gives Western Sydney women a new and exciting voice with her short film Tip of My Tongue

Writer-director Samia Halabi explores her struggles with speaking in Tip of My TongueSamia's short film is a touching story of a young teenager living in Western Sydney, who has struggled as a child growing up with speech impediment and overcomes her fears through attending speech therapy, and working with her dad in his garage.

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Daniel Monks is breaking barriers again with his new short film Broken

Daniel Monks is breaking barriers again with his new short film Broken

With a track record for challenging and raw ideas, writer-actor Daniel Monks is staying true to form with a new short film, Broken, about a gay man unsure if it’s his partner or his disability causing their relationship to fail. Broken will screen in the Screenability Shorts program at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.

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Intimate Encounters 20 Years On follows the lives of the participants of the Intimate Encounters exhibition of 1998, which changed perceptions of sexuality and disability.

Intimate Encounters 20 Years On follows the lives of the participants of the Intimate Encounters exhibition of 1998, which changed perceptions of sexuality and disability.

Twenty years ago, an exhibition caused shockwaves with photos of people with disability proudly displaying their sexuality. Now the models speak about changing attitudes.

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AFTRS Winter Intensives

AFTRS five-day Winter Intensives courses start this month.

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Screenability at Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival welcomes back the Screenability program, produced in partnership with Create NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services. 

Screenability opens with three great NSW made shorts films, developed through the Create NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund. 

View the program here: https://bit.ly/2s0C6Z4

Opening Night

The Screenability Sydney Film Festival Opening Night will be held on Thursday 14 June at 6:30pm at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter. It will be the World Premiere screening of three exciting new NSW-made short films made possible through the Create NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund. The filmmakers will be in attendance at this screening.

View the program here: https://bit.ly/2s0C6Z4

A conversation with Aboriginal & Torres Islanders Practitioners about the business of being creative

A conversation with Aboriginal & Torres Islanders Practitioners about the business of being creative

Presented by Business Connect, a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

Image (detailed): Create NSW Create Together, Peta-Joy Williams, for NAIDOC Week 2017.

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Digital First Comedy Initiative

Digital First Comedy Initiative

Applications closing soon: Digital First Comedy Initiative.

Create NSW, ABC iview and Information Cultural and Exchange (ICE) are looking to develop up to three high-impact, youth-focused and digital first, Australian short-form narrative comedy series, that will premiere on ABC iview and showcase talent and stories from NSW.

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