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Produced and presented Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of Emerge Festival 2012

Emerge Film and Arts Festival

Tuesday July 3rd, Wednesday July 4th, Thursday July 5th
Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur St East Melbourne (next to Parliament House)


Diverse Voice in Film on Tuesday July 3rd will now commence earlier at 7:25pm (instead of 8pm as previously advertised)

In response to the influx of talented, young and emerging film makers from culturally diverse communities across Victoria, MAV is excited to include the inaugural Emerge Film Festival into the greater Emerge Festival program.

The film festival will take place over three nights showcasing a variety of films made by emerging filmmakers from CALD communities and highlight the contribution mentoring programs have had in allowing people from refugee and emerging communities to tell their story through the powerful medium of film.

The festival will incorporate live performance, Q&As and forums, allowing the audience to get closer to the film makers, ask those burning questions and experience a little more of Victoria's diverse cultures.

Burmese Dreaming

The film festival will include the Victorian premier screening of Burmese Dreaming, a film by acclaimed filmmaker Timothy Syrota, based upon stories from the life of a Burmese refugee, Say Say La, now living in a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border.

Throughout the FREE three day festival you'll delve into a world of unique and enthralling stories and witness the influential and expressive ability of film to portray identities and voice for budding filmmakers in Victoria's emerging and refugee communities.

Emerge Festival

Emerge Film and Arts Festival is part of Emerge Festival 2012.

Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Festival commemorates United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Victoria.

Produced and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria

These films are made by independent refugee film makers and the content and subject material of the films does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions held by Multicultural Arts Victoria.

Sponsors & Supporters

Supported by City of Melbourne, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Youthworx



For a complete list of Emerge Festival 2012 supporters and sponsors, please see the sponsors.