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Watch Made in the West ONLINE

Can’t attend the festival this year? Keen to watch this year’s amazing line-up from home?? We’ve got you covered!

Made in the West ONLINE Film Festival is back for all our friends and family around the country and across the globe, and we can’t wait to bring all the fun of the festival TO YOU at home and streaming live to your devices from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 December.

Register for your $9 ticket and we'll send you the private link to attend. It's easy! Just click on the link and tune in via your laptop, desktop computer or mobile device.

Watching with a group? Easy! Reserve a $15 ticket for households - no need to purchase multiple tickets.

Gather your friends, hook your device up to the TV and settle in on the couch for some of the best short films Australia has to offer.

The show goes live (for ticket holders only) from Friday 10 December at 5pm AEDT and you will have 48 hours to watch the show.

If you live outside Australia, then you can find out when Made in the West goes live in your part of the world here.

Strap in for THE BEST three-hour movie marathon of the year! Featuring a jam-packed line-up of exciting, hilarious and thought-provoking short films made by Aussie filmmakers from the suburban heartland of Sydney.

You won’t be able to look away from the screen as they challenge and excite you, have you dancing in your seat, get you all riled up and then rip your bloody heart out - which is exactly what we have come to expect of Western Sydney filmmakers!

We’ve captured all the excitement from the red carpet and highlights of the event for you to enjoy from home. You’ll even get to meet a few Western Sydney filmmakers along the way!

The 2021 Online Festival Program features a bumper line-up of all 21 films from the festival program, plus links to follow the filmmakers on FB, Twitter & Instagram.

Follow the filmmakers online and you’ll see their behind-the-scenes pics during festival week and all the fun of the red carpet. And if you loved their film, tag them and say so!

At the end of the online festival, remember to vote for your favourite film. We love seeing the audience vote at the end of the show -- your vote counts towards the 2021 People’s Choice Award.

We love that 2021 has continued to push us all to find ways to access the arts and culture that we love online. We seriously live in the future! The best part is that now all those folks who couldn’t make it to the festival at Event Cinemas before, can now join in the fun of Made in the West from home!

We couldn’t be more excited to be presenting the best short films of the year made by Western Sydney filmmakers to a worldwide audience again this year.

If you have a few questions about how to set yourself up for a good night and how to make the most of this festival experience, we’ve got you covered with some of our Frequently Asked Questions below.


Purchase your ticket for Made in the West Online Film Festival here. Tickets are just $9 for an EPIC three-hour movie marathon that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world!

If you’re watching with friends or family, book a household ticket for $15 instead! Hook your device up to the TV and watch on the big screen at home. Don’t forget the popcorn!

We’ll share the festival program with you before the show, so you can download it and compare notes on your favourite films. This year’s line-up is sure to cause a few debates over which film is best -- there are just too many to choose from!

*Note: Made in the West is an R18+ event. Many of the films will contain mature content and this means that all of the usual things (including L,S,A,D,V) will likely make an appearance at some point throughout the show. Sorry kids, this one’s for the grown-ups!


We’ll send a private link to each ticket holder VIA EMAIL on Friday 10 December at 5pm AEDT.

Check that you are receiving your Eventbrite ticket reminders as they will tell you how to access the private link online. If you cannot see your Eventbrite confirmation email then you might want to go hunting in your junk mail / spam folder to find it.

You will access the link via your Eventbrite email and you will have 48 hours to view the event.

Access via desktop or laptop computer, your smart TV, tablet or mobile phone - any device with access to the internet will do! Your viewing experience will be better with a big screen, but a small screen will work just fine.

Note: At the end of the show we’ll be asking you to vote for your favourite film. In order to vote you will need to scan the QR code on screen then follow the link. You will find it easiest to do this from a second screen, ideally your mobile phone.


The show goes live via private link on Friday 10 December at 5pm AEDT and you will have 48 hours to watch the festival from home. If you live outside Australia, then use this time zone converter to find out when we go live in your part of the world.

For our friends and family around the world, here’s a quick reference list! Made in the West Online Film Festival will be LIVE and available for you to watch for 48 hours only, between these times:

Las Vegas, USA (PST): 10pm Thursday 9 December to 10pm Saturday

Florida, USA (EST): 1am Friday 10 December to 1am Sunday

London, UK (GMT): 6am Friday 10 December to 6am Sunday

Bratislava, SK (CET): 7am Friday 10 December to 7am Sunday

Perth, WA (AWST) : 2pm Friday 10 December to 2pm Sunday

Brisbane, QLD (AEST): 4pm Friday 10 December to 4pm Sunday

Sydney, NSW (AEDT): 5pm Friday 10 December to 5pm Sunday

Auckland, NZ (NZDT): 7pm Friday 10 December to 7pm Sunday

Find out when Made in the West Online Film Festival goes live in your part of the world here.


Pour yourself a drink (or put the kettle on) and grab the popcorn! Get dressed up, or stay in your comfy clothes -- anything goes!

Made the West Online Film Festival is the ultimate Covid-Safe film festival experience, so we say go for it and let loose!

We think you will agree that the short films in this year’s line-up are just incredible. And if there’s anything 2020/21 has taught us all, it’s that we LOVE having access to the world’s best cultural events from home!

Keep the festive vibes going before and after the show with our Made in the West After Party playlist on Spotify. This HUGE collection of over 300 songs is the playlist we’ll have on repeat when we celebrate the end of the 2021 festival and the biggest celebration of Western Sydney films we’ve hosted yet.

Oh yes, there will be dancing!


Follow the filmmakers listed in our 2021 Online Festival Program and tell them how much you love their films! Like, tag, post, share and comment about your favourite films on social media to show your support.

While you’re there, follow Made in the West Film Festival on FB or Insta as we celebrate with you! Share pics of your at-home festival experience with us using the hashtag #madeinthewest


Made in the West Online Film Festival includes 3 x 1-hour segments of films with a pause break for intermission between each one.

Your host, radio presenter and writer Sunil Badami, will be there to guide you through!

He'll tell you when it’s time to pause your screen so you can take a bathroom break, top up your drinks and snacks bowl, then you can jump back into the next segment when you’re ready.

The total running time is 3 hours and it includes 21 short films plus highlights from the red carpet and interviews with the filmmakers during the intermissions.


For those of you with the stamina to make it to the end, you will be rewarded with an opportunity to vote for the 2021 People’s Choice Award. Use your phone to scan the QR code and enter your vote for the final award of the festival -- this award is decided by our online viewers.

Your vote could be the one that decides our final winner!

We'll give you instructions on screen to scan a QR code and follow the link to vote -- it’s super easy!

Once voting closes, we’ll tally up the numbers and reveal who won -- stay tuned to this news blog and our FB and Insta channels so you can see the announcement live online!


We know that technology can sometimes get in the way of our good time, so we thought we would outline some things to help with trouble-shooting.

  • If you don’t receive your link to access Made in the West Online Film Festival on the day, please check the junk folder in your email inbox. If you still cannot locate it, email Made in the West and we will send it to you again.

  • If the link doesn't work or is broken, try refreshing your page or try another browser like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Made in the West Online Film Festival is available for 48 hours ONLY from 5pm AEDT Friday 10 December. Make sure you allow enough time to finish watching before it disappears!

If you are having technical issues with accessing the Online Film Festival please email Made in the West for assistance.


We hope to you can tune in to Made in the West ONLINE Film Festival this December!

We’ve been saying for YEARS that Western Sydney filmmakers are cutting-edge and their films deserve to be seen on an international stage - and we mean it. We’re so proud of this year’s line-up.

You’re in for a treat! Don’t miss out.


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