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  • Writer's pictureMade in the West Film Festival

Riverside Theatres showcases Made in the West Shorts

Made in the West Shorts presented by Riverside Theatres is a homegrown feast of short films featuring diverse stories which explore life and growing up in Western Sydney.

Watch FIVE short films in FIVE weeks via the Riverside Theatres website. Each film will be released at noon on Wednesdays from 10 February until 10 March. You will be able to view these films on the Riverside Theatres website or their YouTube channel, streamed straight to your screen or device. No bookings required.

One week later, we’ll host an online Q&A where you can meet the filmmakers and our artistic director Ross Page LIVE at 6pm on Wednesday 17 March. See the website to book your ticket.

This curated program by Riverside Theatres shines a spotlight on Western Sydney filmmakers. All the films are from the Made in the West Film Festival archive and have been made by Western Sydney indie and student filmmakers.

The featured short films are:


A glimpse into the secluded lives of Patagonian cowboys living at the end of the world in isolation.

Directed by Matias Bolla - 2019 Best in the West Award, Audience Choice Award, Best Cinematographer and Best Original Score.

Ankara Pride

A documentary exploring the journey of Blacktown based fashion designer Blessing and her label Trendy B Designs.

Directed by Thuy Nguyen & Emily Bui - 2019 Best Student Film

Audio Guide

A woman is told the secrets of the world through an art gallery issued audio guide.

Directed by Chris Elena - 2019 Festival Finalist

Afro Sistahs

Follow the lives of four black twenty-something women as they work out what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their lives.

Directed by Hawanatu Bangura - 2018 Best Director

Culture Strong

Explore how two young Sikhs in Australia connect to and preserve their culture through music: Hip Hop and traditional Sikh music.

Directed by L-FRESH The Lion - 2018 Best Editor, Runner-Up Best in the West Award

You can catch these awesome films online for FREE from 10 February to 24 March.

Check out these amazing films online and then join us on Wednesday 17 March at 6pm to meet the filmmakers and chat about the series with curator Liz Kleinberg. Tickets are free, reservations required. Head to Riverside Theatres website for more information.

Thanks for supporting Western Sydney filmmakers!


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