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With enrolments now open for 2022, Bus Stop Films is set to deliver its award-winning Accessible Film Studies Program for people living with disabilities to more aspiring filmmakers than ever.
Bus Stop Films will be expanding its pioneering program to include Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains for the first time, in addition to its existing locations in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane, as well as online. In total, Bus Stop Films will open enrolments for up to 180 students across nine locations in five states, including their online program open nationally.
Led by passionate filmmakers and industry experts, the 40-week program offers students exclusive opportunities to:
- Go behind the scenes of film production companies
- Work with professional filmmakers
- Learn both theoretical and practical approaches
- Create award-winning films through a film school experience
The program also helps to improve students’ literacy and social engagement, whilst enhancing their employability and confidence. Program fees can be paid through a student’s NDIS package.
Bus Stop Films has produced close to 50 films that have won more than 80 awards and reached audiences of more than 45 million people worldwide. The not-for-profit organisation aims to generate genuine work opportunities for those from under-represented groups in the film industry, whilst advocating for a more inclusive film industry and society at large.
Bus Stop Films CEO Tracey Corbin-Matchett said, “I am thrilled to announce enrolments are open for the Bus Stop Films Accessible Film Studies Programs for 2022! We believe people living with an intellectual disability are entitled to learn and participate in the power of storytelling. Telling their stories, their way. Our program and our films are a win for inclusion and creativity.”
Bus Stop Films online tutor Angela Blake said, “The online format of the Accessible Film Studies Program allows this program to be accessible to our students from anywhere across Australia. The students’ creativity is infectious, and I can’t wait to see what they can all achieve through taking part in our program.”
For more information and to register: www.busstopfilms.com.au/programs/