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Multicultural Film Festival

Posted by Team APATA | Mar 31, 2022

Now in its fourth year, the MFF celebrates multiculturalism through the lens of short films. Exploring stories of cultural diversity and living in multicultural Australia. Home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures and people who identify with more than 270 ancestries around the world.

Seeking creative, original, non-formulaic short films about any aspect of cultural diversity created by Australians with a multicultural background (for example they or their family arrived in Australia as migrants, refugees or asylum seekers) or filmmakers of any background who produce films that explore multiculturalism and promote social cohesion.

Original interpretations of what it means to be multicultural are encouraged. This could include personal stories of the filmmaker, their friends, family or a community member. Films can also explore the difference and distinction that is inherent in the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Australian populace.

This year, we are pleased to open the main competition to those under 18 years of age, with a new Young Filmmaker Award. Young people are invited to produce and submit a short film individually or in a group, independently, at home with a parent or at school as part of their school community and even across different year levels.

The award categories are:

• Best Short Fiction Film
• Best Short Non-Fiction Film
• Best Open Category Film (animations, comedies, music videos or other)
• Emerging Filmmaker Award (by those who have made one or less films)
• Best Young Filmmaker Award
1. Ages 4 to 11 years
2. Ages 12 to 17 years

Entries Close: 11:59pm AEST, 20 June 2022.

Entry Terms and conditions HERE


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