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DIVERSE SCREENS PARRAMATTA: Calling culturally diverse filmmakers from Parramatta

Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) has received a modest grant from Parramatta Council to commission two Parramatta-based culturally and linguistically diverse filmmakers /screen producers to create short films that respond to a series of provocations around cultural  diversity,access and inclusion within the arts sector. The films will be launched in ICE, and screened in Parramatta LGA and other forums next year.

Filmmakers and screen producers who live, work or study in Parramatta are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to create 3-5 minute films exploring themes of inclusion, exclusion and cultural diversity in the arts and screen sectors in your area, region or across Australia.

These provocations will be drawn from issues identified in the Western Sydney Gathering event and report. DARTS has held a “Gatherings” in every State and Territory as a tool for discourse about barriers to inclusion in the arts for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) artists and to identify best practice and practical strategies for change. The final Gathering was held in Western Sydney in June 2017 and you can read the draft report at or watch the video:

Your films will be launched at Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE), Parramatta in 2018. The films will also be distributed online and screened throughout the Parramatta LGA. All content must be able to be screened to general audiences. Your short films may like to explore stories about your experiences as an artist/filmmaker or creative person around issues of inclusion or exclusion in the creative sector or to explore stereotypes or hurdles you or others have had to overcome. We are looking for films that create new insights, stimulate discussion and generate ideas.

You can choose to tell the story in any genre: comedy, drama, documentary, mockumentary, experimental, etc.

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2018
Successful applicants will be notified on the week of 20 February 2018
Films must be completed by 15 April 2018
For enquiries, email or call 02 9734 9300


Monday 4 December, 2017
Wednesday 10 January, 2018
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Sydney, Parramatta

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