'The Bardic Studio' in black and grey sit below an image of multicoloured film sprockets.

We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.

 
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Above the black and grey words ‘Wide Angle Film Festival’, 6 rays of pink and orange light radiate from the centre outwards.

experienced by over 200, 000

Australians in 2019/20

Love film? You'll love this accessible festival of films that reflect the lived experience of people with disability.

 

WAFF supplies curations of award winning short films with fresh perspectives to organisations around Australia for screening to their community. Work with us to build empathic, healthy Australian communities.

Everyone is welcome to participate by:

  • hosting a screening

  • attending a screening

  • submitting a film

  • donating time, expertise, resources or funds

The Australian Government coat of arms in black, to the left of a thick blue zig zag stripe which gradually fades from dark blue on the left to light blue on the right. In the middle,  the words Screen Australia are written in white text.
The letters NDIS sit white text within a purple rectangular shape. The 'i' is dotted in green. To the right it reads 'Delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency'.
An image of a large red waratah flower sits above dark blue text reading NSW Government. To the right of this is a multicoloured circle made of pieces of film strips, with the words Sydney City of Film in black text.
The Queensland Government, Screen Queensland logo. A blue and teal rectangle with a small square attahed to the bottom right hand corner. To the right is an image of the Queensland Coat of Arms.
A black silhouette of clapperboard. Inside the image are the words 'Sydney International Festival of Films by Children' in yellow, orange, green, blue and pink.

Celebrating the creativity of children annually since 2010

Founded in 2010, SIFFC screened child produced Australian and International films in cinemas for a decade. In partnership with other international festivals, SIFFC also supported the screening of Australian children's films to hundreds of thousands of children around the world. SIFFC has now wound up and The Bardic Studio would like to thank child filmmakers for a really magical ten years. You amazed us, taught us, delighted us and made us very proud.

For children and young people seeking screening opportunities for their films we suggest you look on Film Freeway and search using the phrase 'film festivals for children'. After selecting a festival to view check the 'categories and fees' section to see if student entries are offered. There are a lot of festivals around the world that might accept your film. Sometimes, if they do, you may even be invited to attend the festival. Enter as many festivals as you can and don't be put off if your films aren't accepted. Keep trying to improve and you'll get there.

Our grateful thanks to the many esteemed international festivals who supported us, to Event Cinemas for making ten years of cinema screenings possible, and to the guilds and associations of the Australian film industry for their support of our annual KidzFlicks Awards.

Where have we gone? Some of us are now working for other cultural organisations and others are telling their own stories through film. All of us feel very privileged to have been part of SIFFC.

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ABOUT US

MISSION

We build empathy in Australian communities through film production and screening.

VISION

We contribute to an Australian cinema that reflects the diversity of our community.

VALUES

  • We work with integrity so that our relationships are based on trust.

  • We work in collaborative ways because we know everyone has something of value to offer.

  • We include everyone because we value all perspectives.

  • We listen to everyone so that our work is effective.

  • Our decisions are informed by insights and evidence.

  • We take pride in our capacity to innovate.

  • We put children’s safety and wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.

  • We minimise our impact on the environment so our young filmmakers have a future.

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WHO WE ARE

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JACQUELINE COSGROVE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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ELISABETH TUILEKUTU
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL MANAGER
 

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BONDI JUNCTION 
NSW 1355
AUSTRALIA
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