Young Victorians with a passion for film making have the chance to enter a competition to show what multiculturalism means to their generation.
As part of the second VMC Film Festival, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is inviting short film submissions on the theme “My generation: stories of everyday multiculturalism”.
Victorians from all cultural backgrounds are asked for their view on how multiculturalism has shaped our society, and what role it should play in our future identity.
The competition is open to both emerging and established filmmakers, and will be judged in two categories, under 25s and over 25s.
Entries must be between 3 and 12 minutes long. They can be documentary-style or tell a fictional narrative, and can have been originally created for another competition or purpose.
The competition was run for the first time last year. In the winning under 25 entry, Hana Assafiri invited the community to her cafe, Moroccan Delicacy, for “Muslim speed dating”, where people were able to ask questions of Muslim women, to learn, and to break down barriers.
Sudanese-born Abe Nouk, a spoken word artist and community educator, won the under 25 category, addressing both his relationship with Australia and Australia's own relationship with its history.
The Film Festival is presented by the VMC in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology.
Entries close Tuesday 24 April. Shortlisted films will be screened at ACMI in Federation Square on Thursday 24 May, and the winners will receive prizes “to align with the VMC Film Festival and/or filmmaking”.
For all details, including a chance to see last year's entries, please visit culturaldiversityweek.vic.gov.au/get-involved/vmc-film-festival.