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Gala awards night Liverpool debut
MADE in the West Film Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 24 at Event Cinemas, Liverpool.

Hosted by Still Searchin’ Productions, the festival provides an opportunity for Western Sydney filmmakers to screen their work in front of a live audience, shining a light on our local film culture and the growing number of filmmakers working in the Greater Western Sydney region.
Made in the West Film Festival is an annual red-carpet event featuring short films and video productions made by independent filmmakers and students in Western Sydney.
The festival attracts hundreds of filmmakers from around the region, building stronger collaborative networks across the community and encouraging people to celebrate the creative work being produced in our West. 
In 2018, Made in the West will receive 50 plus film submissions from across Western Sydney. The festival line-up will screen the top 20 films to a live audience of more than 300 people.
Film submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists compete for trophies including the Best in the West Award, Best Student Film and the highly coveted Audience Choice Award. Individual category prizes are awarded for Best Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Actor, Actress, Sound Design, Original Score and Screenplay, with thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local business and community sponsors.
All films are under 15 minutes in duration and must feature cast members, crew members or filming locations from Western Sydney.
Now in its seventh year, Made in the West Film Festival has curated over 200 short films from our region. We screen films of any genre – from documentary and music video, to animation, drama series, sci-fi and horror – bringing audiences together for the annual festival gala held in the final week of November.
Any local businesses interested in supporting the 2018 festival can contact the team at:



Michael Walls
0407 783 413

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