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Summer Screen

Blacktown Arts celebrates local talent with a selection of films from our 2023 screen program!

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Did you miss Latitudes at this year’s Sydney Festival? Now’s your chance to see it at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.
Commissioned by Powerhouse Parramatta, Latitudes presents 3 short films featuring some of western Sydney’s most compelling artists.

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SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest

SF3 SmartFone Flick Fest presented a selection of films from the 2022 Festival by filmmakers from Blacktown and western Sydney.

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Blacktown Shorts

Following its premiere screening at the Skyline Drive In for Magnify: Expand Your Vision, Blacktown Shorts Film Festival returned for a limited season.

Blacktown Shorts showcases a selection of newly commissioned films by homegrown talent, curated by Vonne Patiag.

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The Snacc Pacc live at Home West Festival

Listen to FBi Radio’s very own Del and Bek present a radio broadcast, delivering the latest and hottest from the talent that makes western Sydney.

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Lighting Up

The film, Lighting Up by Emie Roy is the story of Lauraine and Peter Overton, who have been lighting up their house in Quakers Hill for Christmas for 27 years.

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meet me at the next stop
meet me at the next stop

CuriousWorks’ latest anthology-style artwork explores the everyday experiences of commuting and living in western Sydney.

POV Docuseries

Featuring ‘in-conversation’ interviews with three local designers, Armando by Armando CrisostomoGTAB by Ginan Tabbouch and Lakshmi BeePOV unravels each designers personal experiences, from the beginning of their design journey through to the present day.

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Films at the Underpass

Films at the Underpass is a collaborative film program curated by local filmmaker Vonne Patiag, and co-commissioned by FUNPARK and Blacktown Arts.

My Life, My Story – documentary film

Blacktown Arts are proud to present the debut documentary film My Life, My Story by Maryam Zahid and Omar Zahid for a limited online season. Drawing on interviews with women from the Afghan community in Blacktown and around the world, reflecting on shared lived experiences, triumphs and the strength of the female spirit.

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Migration Stories

Spend your end-of-year break with some quality, local cinema, as Blacktown Arts presents Migration Stories, a short film program curated by local Blacktown-based filmmaker, curator and producer Vonne Patiag (Here Out West, The Ususal Suspects, Halal Girls and Western Sydney Shorts).

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Sea of Thorny Fruits

Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi and his collaborators revisit an ancient technique for storytelling, the shadow play.

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Baaro by Shivanjani Lal

Shivanjani Lal’s new film project is a meditation on the centenary of the abolition of indentured labour in the Pacific.

I am Blacktown

See incredible moments from Blacktown’s extensive history immortalised in tile as part of Blacktown Arts’ first online exhibition.

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