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My Arts. My Town | Filmmaking Workshops

Grab your phone and start filming in the mid-West.

Budding filmmakers across the region will have the opportunity to work with a highly experienced video producer next month as part of the Orana Arts My Arts. My Town. Mobile Video Competition.

  • DUBBO: 8 July, 9:30am – 12 noon, Fire Station Arte Centre
  • COONABARABRAN: 8 July, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Flix in the Stix Theatre
  • MUDGEE: 9 July, 10:00am – 12:30pm, Mudgee Town Hall Theatre, Green Room

The competition, launched in May, is aiming to unearth some of the cultural gems from the five local government areas of Dubbo City, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warrumbungle Shire and Mid-Western Regional. The workshops are designed to help participants refine their editing skills.

Filmmakers across the region are now in the process of planning and shooting their short mobile video about the arts and cultural tourism opportunities of their town, and now they know what they’re vying for in the Orana Arts My Arts. My Town. Mobile Video Competition.

Orana Arts has released details of the prize pool for the competition, which will see the three minute or less entries from the five local government areas of Dubbo City, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warrumubungle Shire and Mid-Western Regional Councils judged in October.

The total prize pool is valued at $1,700+ and includes both prize packs and a cash prize for the overall winner. There will be prize packs for the 10 regional finalists in both the secondary school and open categories across the five local government areas, as well as a People’s Choice Award and an overall winner. The People’s Choice Award and winner of the mobile video competition will be announced in Dubbo in November.

Competition coordinator, Kim V. Goldsmith says, “We’re keen to encourage the skill development of filmmakers of all abilities across the Orana Arts region and the prizes will reflect that.

“They include mobile device accessories geared towards those interested in taking their mobile filmmaking to another level of both skill and creativity.”