Activity: My Home My Culture South Coast NSW Short Film Project is a short filmmaking mentorship program that will see ten aspiring young local filmmakers aged 16-24 years complete a program designed specifically to allow them to share their own cultural short film that shares insights and gives them a voice to share their story with audiences and communities following the recent droughts, devastating bushfires, floods and now coronavirus pandemic. The program is designed specifically for these regional young aspiring filmmakers who are feeling isolated and unable to access the same storytelling opportunities as those in big cities.
Outcome: Southland Creative were able to premiere their short films made by the young filmmakers partaking in this program from across the South Coast of NSW during Youth Week 2022 in Nowra as part of the Shoalhaven Regional Youth Week Celebrations. It was a fantastic event and celebration of their short films and story telling final works. “This project delivered a fantastic new film-making program in our regional location for aspiring young filmmakers. The program also provided invaluable mental health support and a network for the young participants which helped our young people to improve their own wellbeing.” – Alex McNeilly