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07 March 2018 Posted by 


WSBA confimed regional print partner
WESTERN Sydney’s own film festival, Made In The West is heading home to the big screen in Western Sydney this year.

The 2018 gala event will be held on Saturday, November 24 at Event Cinemas, Liverpool.

Made in the West Film Festival is an annual red-carpet event featuring short films and video productions made by independent filmmakers and students in Western Sydney.

Hosted by Still Searchin’ Productions, the festival provides an opportunity for Western Sydney filmmakers to screen their work in front of a live audience.

This year Made In The West has announced that regional news-magazine, Western Sydney Business Access (WSBA) will be the festival’s 2018 regional print media partner.

“We are very proud to have Western Sydney Business Access as our new regional media partner because they’re great supporters of the local arts scene. We look forward to seeing some fantastic coverage for the Western Sydney filmmaker community throughout the year,” said Artistic Director, Ross Page.

Made In The West film festival shines a light on our local film culture and the growing number of filmmakers working in the Greater Western Sydney region.

The festival attracts hundreds of filmmakers from around the region, building stronger collaborative networks across the community and encouraging people to celebrate the creative work being produced out West. 

In 2017, Made in the West attracted 53 film submissions from across Western Sydney. The festival line-up included 18 finalist films and 16 semi-finalists, screening to an audience of almost 300 people.

Film submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists compete for trophies including the Best in the West Award, Best Student Film and the highly coveted Audience Choice Award.

Individual category prizes are awarded for Best Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Design, Actor and Actress, with thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local business and community sponsors.

All films must be under 15 minutes in duration and feature cast members, crew members or filming locations from Western Sydney.

“The quality of films being produced in Western Sydney right now would rival any other independent films being made around the country. We are so impressed by the standard of work being produced in our region and we expect to see it improve even more in the years to come,” said Mr Page.

Now in its seventh year, Made In the West Film Festival has curated over 200 short films that were independently produced in Western Sydney.

WSBA publisher, Michael Walls said the time is right for Made In The West to take the next step in one of the region’s artistic success stories.    

“We are proud to be partnering with Made In The West team. Western Sydney is home to a movement of talented film makers and we are delighted to be playing a role in promoting their work and showcasing the people that contribute so much to our culture,” Mr Walls said.

Made In The West screens films of any genre, from documentary and music video, to animation, drama series, sci-fi and horror.





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