SPONSORS & PARTNERS
MADE IN THE WEST FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Still Searchin' Productions are the team that plans and produces Made in the West each year, sponsoring the event and all major awards. We are strong advocates for Western Sydney filmmakers and the emerging talent in our local film scene. We love saying YES to everything, be it music videos, corporate projects, short films, feature length films, advertisements or anything in between. We are searching for that perfect still.
Event Cinemas Liverpool is the proud venue sponsor of Made in the West Film Festival. Located on the top floor of Westfield Plaza, Liverpool, the cinema provides our Made in the West film audience with digital projection, theatre seating for 330 people and a fully licensed bar. We couldn’t be more excited with this new partnership and we can’t wait to screen your Western Sydney-made films at such an awesome cinema venue.
Western Sydney University offers a Bachelor of Communication in Media Arts Production with hands-on experience and strong links to the screen industry, giving you real skills in screen and television production. Plus, their new Liverpool campus is right next door to Event Cinemas (hello $8 student tickets). In 2018, Western Sydney University is generously supporting the production of our new television chat show, to be recorded at their state-of-the-art TV studio at Parramatta South campus.
Media Hub Australia are joining Made in the West for the third time, supporting local filmmakers and contributing to the festival as an individual category award sponsor. Media Hub is Australia's leading broadcast channel play-out and online live-streaming service provider, managing over 260 digital and free-to-air television and radio broadcast and streaming services locally, nationally and internationally. If you're watching television in Australia, chances are it's coming to you from Media Hub Australia, located in Sydney's West!
Luke Walker has worked as DOP / Aerial DoP for some of the country’s biggest brands including Open Universities Australia, Sony and ANZ Bank, working with some of the country’s biggest on-screen talent. Recently, you’d have found him on set of Sydney-filmed blockbusters including Pacific Rim and Peter Rabbit. Luke has a huge collection of lighting and equipment and he loves shooting short films with up-and-coming producers, partly because he remembers what it was like to be starting out once too.
Offering food and drinks for our festival guests until late in the night, Macquarie Bistro will sponsor our after party in their funky private lounge! Colin Fassnidge (My Kitchen Rules) and Head Chef Leigh McDivitt bring their fresh, produce driven, nose-to-tail philosophy to the heart of Liverpool at The Macquarie Bistro. With a new fresh food philosophy, a cosy, leafy beer garden and some good old-fashioned hospitality, the Macquarie Bistro is the dining destination Liverpool deserves.
An Australian owned company established in 1983, Sydney Prop Specialists (also known as 'Sydney Props') focus on providing Event Theming, Styling, Prop Hire and Photographic Studios. With the largest collection of props in Australia and an extensive collection of backdrops, furniture and staging equipment, Sydney Props can help you source everything you need for your next film set.
Green Key Studio is a fully equipped green screen studio based in Arndell Park, with Chroma key or black / white backdrops, lighting and equipment included, plus loud speaker playback which makes it great for bands and music videos. You can even drive a vehicle right onto the set, with the reinforced stage making it perfect for your next green screen driving scene. The team at Green Key Studio can provide additional crew, editing & VFX services, as well as Black Magic camera hire. A quality film studio right in the heart of Western Sydney, Green Key Studio is the best local choice for your next project.
A Western Sydney based commercial photographer that specialises in corporate / business lifestyle, headshots, artist portraits and product photography, Irierootsini is dedicated in producing images that sell and transcend any client’s expectations. Possessing creativity and fuelled with imagination, Irierootsini is always focused on creating works of art.
Since 1984, ICE has worked with Western Sydney communities, artists and creative producers. In 2010, they established a digital arts facility in Parramatta offering digital media and professional development courses and production and training programs that have helped hundreds of Western Sydney creatives, delivering professional development pathways for emerging cultural entrepreneurs.