Polyglot Theatre's 5678 Films selected for Sydney International Festival of Films by Children 2018

Monday 22 October 2018

Polyglot Theatre's 5678 Film - Dream Team

The talents of the 5678 Film Crew have been recognised after films from the 2017 program have been selected to be screened as part of the 2018 Sydney International Festival of Films by Children. 

SIFFC is the largest festival of child-produced films in Australia and is part of an international network of similar festivals.  The Festival exists to give Australian children under 13 years the opportunity to screen their films in an international context alongside their peers from all over the world. Children have the opportunity to experience the way a cinema audience responds to their work, receive feedback from professional filmmakers, network with their peers and extend their skills. 

The films Dream Team, Beware of the Slurps and Beyond the Box feature the talents of 15 young people from the City of Yarra including St.Joseph’s Primary School and the Academy of Mary Immaculate from years 5-8.  5678 Film Club is a three-year filmmaking project which aims to build a new generation of filmmakers as they transition from children to teenagers. 

'We are so thrilled that these three short films have been chosen for the SIFFC. This is an empowering and significant moment for these young filmmakers, and a great chance for others to experience these gloriously imaginative works.  The cheek, inventiveness and commitment of the young people are right there on the screen' says Polyglot Theatre's Artistic Director, Sue Giles.

'It is fantastic and important for 3 of our films to find a broader audience and for the work of the project to be recognized at this scale, especially for the young participants we make the films with. Their stories are very personal and mostly revolve around finding ways to navigate adversity they are confronted with in their everyday' says Project Director, Priya Namana.

The program has been funded through Creative Yarra Triennial Funding along with the R E Ross trust, William Buckland Foundation, Angior Family Foundation, Neighbourhood Justice Centre and FLACK in 2017.

The films will be screened at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction on Nov 3-4 and Event Cinemas Campbelltown Nov 10-11. 
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