VMC | CALL FOR ENTRIES | My generation: stories of everyday multiculturalism Film Festival | now open, CLOSE 11.59pm Tuesday 24 April

[Edited extract from public address]

An invitation to showcase what multiculturalism means to your generation through the lens of everyday stories.

We're setting a challenge for filmmakers to use creative and original storytelling to enact powerful solutions to the questions of our time. Challenging us to look no further than the community around us, for the answers may be closer than we think.

Two weeks to enter your story of everyday multiculturalism. The VMC Film Festival is open for submissions and there are just two weeks left to enter a short film with your powerful story.

Films can be documentary-style or tell a fictional narrative, and films which were originally created for another competition or purpose will be accepted.

Shortlisted entries will light up the big screen at ACMI on Thursday 24 May.

In an age when  identity, race, faith and immigration politics dominate global headlines, we ask filmmakers , young and old: how has multiculturalism shaped our society in Victoria?

At this critical juncture of history,  what role do we want multiculturalism to play in our state’s future identity? And how do we get there?

Competition details:
  • Entries are welcome from anyone living in Victoria. Whether you are an established or aspiring filmmaker, or just have a powerful story to share, we invite you to submit short films of three to 12 minutes.
  • Submissions will be judged in two categories – under 25s and over 25s – and there will be great prizes .
Why: The VMC seeks narratives told by or about Victorians from all cultural backgrounds, and supports the work of emerging filmmakers from multicultural communities across Victoria.

When: Entries close Tuesday 24 April at 11:59pm. Visit culturaldiversityweek.vic.gov.au to find out more and to submit your entry.

Film Festival Tickets
Shortlisted films will be screened at the VMC Film Festival at ACMI at 7.30pm on Thursday 24 May 2018. Come along to enjoy a night of inspiring local films,  celebrate with the winners and vote for the People’s Choice Award!
Tickets will cost $10 and will be on sale in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates and help spread the word to your networks.

Victorian Multicultural Commission
Level 9, 1 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 7017 8171
Website: multicultural.vic.gov.au

The VMC Film Festival is presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology as an offshoot of Cultural Diversity Week.