THANKS to our 2019 crew & contributors!

Made in the West Film Festival has a lot to be grateful for. We feel so lucky to be surrounded by such talented local filmmakers -- it is a real joy to share their stories on the big screen every year. The community of filmmakers that we celebrate are dedicated, creative and very ambitious. Being in the crowd on Saturday at the festival was just electric, and for SSP, having hundreds of filmmakers in the room cheering for each other’s work was, without a doubt, the best part of the night (and a very large part of WHY we do what we do). We think this year’s festival showed exactly what Western Sydney is made of, and we were blown away. Still Searchin’ Productions would like to thank some of t

2019 WINNERS announced!

Still Searchin’ Productions would like to congratulate everyone who entered their films in this year’s event and particularly, the 18 finalists whose films were screened – you each contributed to a fabulous evening and we applaud you for making such engaging and heartfelt films! We had a BRILLIANT time last night – 2019 was definitely our best festival yet, with records broken all round. We received 58 submissions this year from filmmakers across Western Sydney and the quality and variety of content has been the best we’ve ever seen. More entrants than ever before submitted more than one film, and more entrants from previous years submitted a film this year. We brought together 300 enthusias

Meet the HOSTS of Made in the West 2019!

Made in the West Film Festival kicks off TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6PM! The excitement is certainly building here in the Still Searchin' camp as we're less than 48hrs from festival night! We can't wait to see you all there at Event Cinemas, Liverpool! It’s time to meet your HOSTS for the 2019 Made in the West Film Festival! We’re so thrilled to welcome two charismatic hosts to get you in the mood for celebration this weekend. They’ll be introducing our finalist films on stage and hosting our red carpet interviews - don’t be afraid to say hello when you see them! LAURA BRADSHAW Laura B will be hosting this year’s festival as our MC! Last year she did a fabulous job as our host on the red-carpet and

What to expect at Made in the West 2019!

We’re only four days away from the festival, so we figure you're probably wondering what to expect! Made in the West is on THIS SATURDAY 23 November at Event Cinemas Liverpool. Doors open at 6pm! There are less than twenty general admission tickets left. Once they go, we’ll be running a waitlist and it will be a case of first in, first served. If you have already reserved multiple tickets, please double-check your guests are definitely coming so that you can cancel any unused tickets! Eventbrite allows you to easily change, cancel and update your orders, so please don't let a ticket go to waste if you decide not to come! Contact us if you need help cancelling or changing your tickets. This y

Announcing the 2019 award NOMINEES!

Still Searchin' Productions is proud to announce the nominees for this year’s individual category awards! Every film we screen at Made in the West is in the running to win one of two major trophies – the ‘Best in the West’ Award (for independent films) or the ‘Best Student Film’ – awarded to those films that receive the top score overall from our panel of judges. To make it even more interesting, each year we also ask our judges to nominate the films that demonstrate excellence in the following categories: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, Best Actress and Best Actor. Check out our prize packages for details of the amaz

2019 FINALISTS revealed!

Made in the West 2019 will feature 18 short films by local filmmakers from right across Western Sydney, from Camden to Canterbury, Warwick Farm to Whalan, Quakers Hill to Kenhurst. While the films differ in genre, they all share one thing in common: they each feature a cast member, crew member or location from Western Sydney. And we think that’s pretty fabulous! In this year’s festival line-up you’ll get to see some hilarious comedies and great dramas, doco’s, web series, horror, music videos, and some other fantastic feel good short films. The program is a mixed bag, as always! And for the first time ever, Made in the West will feature more female finalists than male. Women absolutely domin

Tickets OPEN for Made in the West 2019!

We're so excited!! Tickets are now OPEN for Made in the West 2019 and they're flying out the door! We've got a feeling this year is going to be huge!!! And trust us, when we get a feeling like this you surely should listen, because the last time this happened we PACKED the Paddo RSL to the rafters and that was the year we had to admit to ourselves "we're gonna need a bigger boat" ! And isn't she a beautiful boat indeed! Thanks to our new venue sponsors, Event Cinemas in Liverpool, Made in the West will be screening Western Sydney films on the big screen in their luxury Vmax cinema with private bar and awesome leather armchairs -- it doesn't get any better than this!! We're bringing you a ful

The Countdown is ON for Made in the West 2019!

Can you believe Made in the West is THIS month? That’s right - we’re officially 23 days out from this year's festival and we couldn’t be more excited! Made in the West is on Saturday 23 November 2019 at Event Cinemas Liverpool. Doors open at 6pm for red carpet entry. Join us for the biggest night of the year on the Western Sydney calendar! And yes we know you've probably got questions. When will we find out the line-up? When do the judges' scores come in? What can we expect on the night? Where do I get my tickets? That's why we've put together this handy list for you! Read on to find out what's happening in the lead-up to the festival and what you can expect on the big night. SO WHAT HAPPENS