Participant expectations

This project requires participants to manage their own workload as they progress through the workshops. Mentors and project coordinators are understanding of the fact that participants have other competing commitments and will not penalise individuals in any way for missing any sessions or suggested deadlines throughout the course.

However, we do ask that you let us know if you cannot attend a workshop or appointment at least 24 hours beforehand where possible, so we can adequately manage our own resources and continue to support you in your filmmaking. Please see our contact protocols over the page for the best ways to keep in touch during the program.

Participants are expected to complete a short film of between one and four minutes by the end of the project (November 2023), with a view to screening the films at the end of the year or early next year (2024). Shared copyright permissions and screening rights are detailed later in this document and should be understood by all participants prior to starting the program.

Mentors and project coordinators commit to working with all participants in the spirit of mutual respect, both at an individual and community level. This includes treating cultural knowledge and perspectives with sensitivity and respect at all times.

Your participation in this short film making program is completely free of charges and costs thanks to our funding partner, the office of Regional Youth for the NSW Government.

Congratulations, by agreeing to participate and complete this program we know that you are committed, we call this a “Cultural Contract” between you and Southland Creative Inc.

We acknowledge and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Elders, and custodians across Australia, whose customs and cultures continue to inspire and connect us.

Please note, sections of our website may contains images, video, audio, and writings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed. We acknowledge them for the indelible mark they have left on our journey.