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Western Sydney Shorts

Online Film Festival


Curator - Vonne Patiag

Western Sydney Shorts, in partnership with Blacktown Arts and CuriousWorks, is a home-grown feast of short films and one feature, hosted online through an online film program adapting to COVID-19.

From May to June 2020, eight films will be released via Blacktown Arts' social media platforms, remaining available for only 10 days. While some of these films have been seen at a range of festivals, this is the first time they will be streamed online. Exploring themes of identity and place, the selected films capture the diverse experience of contemporary life in western Sydney, from intimate personal portraits to global issues. Above all, they reveal the enormous talent of filmmakers living and working here, with two artist talks planned to reveal the inner workings of these creative minds.

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