More than 150 inspiring entries were received exploring multiculturalism through the lens of everyday stories. 12 shortlisted films were shown on the big screen as part of a sold out evening of cinema at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on 23 May 2019.
The VMC Film Festival was attended by:
- emerging and established filmmakers
- a range of guests from the film industry
- Multicultural Ambassadors
- VMC Regional Advisory Council members
- Members of Parliament
- supporters of diversity.
It was presented in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology.
Now in its third year, the festival invited emerging and established filmmakers from diverse cultural backgrounds across Victoria and Australia to share stories that contribute to ‘making diversity great again’.
With efforts to promote cultural diversity and inclusion under threat for some time now, and fear and division on the rise around the globe, the 2019 theme called on films that highlight the positive side of cultural diversity and potential barriers to social inclusion.
Explore the winning on the Cultural Diversity Week website.
Reviewed 23 June 2021