Students in Wellington will soon have the opportunity to develop their writing and filmmaking skills, whilst showcasing Australian megafauna, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Community Development Fund (CDF).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced $81,398 for Project Zone to host the Wellington Megafauna Livestream Film Festival.
“Through the project, students from Wellington will learn a range of skills such as research and writing, as well as cinematography,” Mr Saunders said.
“As part of their work, the students will meet with Wiradjuri Elders, as well as collaborate with filmmakers and world-renowned palaeontologists.
“The students will then produce six original short films, which will be livestreamed from the Wellington Caves.”
Project Zone’s Paul Stafford said he was thrilled to work with Wellington students again to create original content telling the story of their place.
“Project Zone is honoured and delighted to be given the opportunity to collaborate in a filmmaking project with the students of Wellington, thanks to the NSW Government’s CDF,” Mr Stafford said.
“Through a year of skills building workshops, we’ll help the students build the digital and cineliteracy capacity to tell their local stories in their own voice.”
For more information on the Fund, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/community-development-fund