• Made in the West Film Festival

2020 MARATHON program is here!

Join us on Saturday 21 November from 8pm for our first ever Made in the West MARATHON featuring a massive 22 short films made by local filmmakers and screening at Event Cinemas in Liverpool!!

In this year’s marathon line-up you’ll get to see some hilarious comedies, dramas, doco’s, web series, horror, music videos, and plenty of feel-good films. The line-up is huge and we can’t wait to host you there for this huge night of films!


Made in the West Marathon will be hosted by none other than Roscoe from The Pagey Train, so you can bet your ass it’s going to be a pretty entertaining night for everyone involved (including us!) so book your tickets NOW and join us at the biggest night of the year for local filmmakers!


Congratulations to all the entrants who submitted a film to Made in the West this year and of course, a special mention must go to the Official Selection vying for the top awards & prizes this year!


With a double V-Max cinema screening happening on 21 November PLUS our first ever online festival accessible from anywhere in the world on 28 November, we’re stoked to be showcasing more Western Sydney stories this year than ever before.

Join us at Event Cinemas Liverpool on the night of Saturday 21 November for a short film marathon screening and support the Western Sydney film scene. The night is FREE and tickets are available now via our ticket site.

Attend this year’s marathon screening and VOTE for your favourite film! The deciding vote for the winner of our inaugural People’s Choice Award lays squarely in your hands - don’t miss it!

Which finalist films are featuring in our 2020 Made in the West MARATHON, you ask? Well, without further ado…

Still Searchin' Productions is proud to announce the 2020 Made in the West Film Festival MARATHON LINE UP!

  1. 1Conversation: Boulevarde feat. Little Green - Submitted by Luke Walker

  2. A Momentary Yearning - Submitted by Faraaz Rahman

  3. Black Cat - Submitted by Alan Nguyen

  4. Body - Submitted by Joseph Schwarzkopf

  5. Chocolate & Coffee - Submitted by Ian Escandor

  6. Codependent - Submitted by Cat Sole

  7. Collapse - Submitted by Steven Saros-Glinatsis

  8. Derek: Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse - Submitted by Gary Boulter

  9. Father Time - Submitted by Enrique Urquia

  10. GOD: The Performance Review - Submitted by Victoria Carwin

  11. Golem - Submitted by Ryan Cauchi

  12. Halal Gurls - Submitted by Vonne Patiag

  13. Khana Khazana - Submitted by Arka Das

  14. My Mother, The Action Star - Submitted by Maria Tran

  15. Olga’s Self Insert Fanfiction - Submitted by Timothy Cheeseman

  16. Overcaterers Anonymous - Submitted by Wayne Tunks

  17. Pick Me Up - Submitted by Jacinta Kezelos

  18. The Gift - Submitted by Kamran Mirza

  19. The Intruders - Submitted by Luke Newnham

  20. The Thirty Second Man - Submitted by Steve McGrath

  21. Tomorrow - Submitted by JamarzOnMarz

  22. When the Mailman Arrives - Submitted by Ebube Uba

Congratulations to everyone in the 2020 Marathon line up! Please put your hands together for these 22 fantastic filmmakers and be sure to join us at the festival to help us cheer them on in person!

There’s nothing like the feeling you get when your film plays to a live audience! We love it and we love bringing that to Western Sydney filmmakers each year -- it’s what drives us!


Western Sydney films deserve to be seen on an international stage and we’re proud to be leading the way for that to happen.


TICKETS ARE OPEN NOW for the 2020 Made in the West MARATHON commencing 8pm on Saturday 21 November at Event Cinemas Liverpool.


The full Made in the West 2020 Online Film Festival program showcases ALL 28 short films made by local filmmakers from right across Western Sydney, from Constitution Hill to Casula, Harrington Park to Harris Park, and Blair Athol to Blacktown.


You can watch the entire selection of finalist films at our ONLINE film festival on Saturday 28 November! Tickets are $5 + booking fee. This bumper 3-hour marathon is packed to the brim with entertainment including 28 short films, highlights from the red carpet, interviews with finalist filmmakers and the organisers of Made in the West. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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!


Are you curious which films are screening at the 7pm VIP Premiere Awards Night? You can check out the Official Selection announcement for the full list!


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