Colourfest Festival

To celebrate Harmony Day Sutherland Shire Libraries are holding an 'encore performance' of the Colourfest Short Film Festival on Wednesday 26th March between 12noon and 2pm. Bring your lunch and relax whilst you explore the different cultural backgrounds of the people we live and work with.

Colourfest celebrates films about diaspora and migrant experiences. With film making becoming accessible to most, there is an abundance of content to showcase the success, challenges and nuances of migrant communities in Australia and the world.

To be considered for the festival films must be under 20 minutes and made in the last three years. Preference is given to films made by culturally and linguistically diverse filmmakers.

“Diversity in our community makes the Sutherland Shire a more vibrant and connected area,” said Sutherland Shire Mayor, Steve Simpson. 

“With 21 per cent of residents in Sutherland Shire born overseas and 11.5 per cent speaking a language other than English at home, events like this short-film festival help enrich our community by giving us the opportunity to learn about different cultures,” he added. 

“The films share personal stories of people from diverse cultures and captures the message of Harmony Day – that everyone belongs”, said Jenny Grey, GCAIS

Gold coin donations will be collected at the screening to contribute to local multicultural services.

Everyone is welcome, no bookings required.

For enquiries ph. 9710 0351