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Image: Deborah Mailman, Rachel Perkin's son Arnhem and Rachel Perkins at Sydney Film Festival 2019 Closing Night. Photo courtesy of Sydney Film Festival.

Blackfella Films awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award

Acclaimed Sydney-based production company Blackfella Films has been awarded the 2019 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award at the Closing Night of the 66th Sydney Film Festival. The award was […]More

Published: 17 June 2019



66th Sydney Film Festival Opening Night at the State Theatre. Image courtesy of Sydney Film Festival.

Sydney Film Festival secures $5m in epic opening night

Hold on to your popcorn and reach for your choc top – the Sydney Film Festival just got a $5 million boost from the NSW Government. Minister for the Arts […]More

Published: 6 June 2019



Still from 'Palm Beach' 2018.

Sydney Film Festival showcases finest NSW screen talent

The talent and skill of the New South Wales screen industry will be on show at this year’s 66th Sydney Film Festival with 18 NSW Government-supported projects selected including 17 […]More

Published: 4 June 2019



Gemma Dart in Magnetic

Screenability is back at the 66th Sydney Film Festival

Curated by our very own Screen Investment Manager Sofya Gollan, the Screenability program is a platform for screen practitioners with disability leading the narrative. Back for a third year, the […]More

Published: 3 June 2019



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NSW arts funding rounds announced

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that improvements to new Create NSW funding rounds, to be launched in June 2019, will make it simpler and easier for the […]More

Published: 23 May 2019



Still from Deluge. Photo by Giovanni C. Lorusso.

Interview with Llewellyn Michael Bates: Deluge

After the success of his 2016 film – Nathan Loves Ricky Martin – award-winning screenwriter and producer Michael Bates is back with a new film Deluge. Don’t miss Deluge’s premiere at […]More

Published: 20 May 2019



Nicole Delprado behind-the-scenes, Magnetic. Photo by Clare Hawley or William Cross.

Interview with Nicole Delprado: Magnetic

Filmmaker Nicole Delprado draws on her experience to create her new film Magnetic. What does it mean to you to have your film Magnetic selected to screen in the 66th […]More

Published: 20 May 2019



Shawn Spina in Prone to the Drone. Photo by Alexandra Olguin.

Interview with Shawn Spina: Prone to the Drone

Ahead of its premiere screening at the 66th Sydney Film Festival as part of the Screenability program, Create NSW spoke to the writer and star of Prone to the Drone […]More

Published: 20 May 2019



Tara Coughlan and Sinead Skorka Brennan performing "Gemini" at the Escalate III performance series in Canberra during Dance Week. Choreography by Liz Lea. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

Interview with Tara Coughlan: Young Regional Artist Scholarship 2018

Awarded a Create NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship in 2018, dancer Tara Coughlan will spend four weeks, this year, honing her creative skills with: Escalate Further: A Residency with Liz […]More

Published: 19 May 2019



360 Vision. Image courtesy of Create NSW

Art and technology combine with new funding

Six artists are set to launch their new modern art tech projects as they share in $120,000 from Create NSW to develop Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (AR) immersive experiences. […]More

Published: 17 May 2019



Opportunity to perform on moving trains and stations – registration of interest

Seeking musicians, singers, bands, symphonies, schools and choirs to activate dynamic Transport spaces on Make Music Day 21 June 2019. Performers of all genres and styles, from all backgrounds, enthusiasts […]More

Published: 14 May 2019



Maria Tran. Photo by Nancy Trieu.

Maria Tran is martialling the creative powers of culturally-diverse women in the arts & screen industries

A Create NSW 2018 Western Sydney Arts Fellowship has led martial artist, actress and film-maker Maria Tran overseas to collaborate with and learn from screen-based stunt and action industry leaders […]More

Published: 9 May 2019



British Council opens INTERSECT applications

INTERSECT is a British Council and Diversity Arts Australia led knowledge exchange. The programme aims to strengthen international connections between those who are changing whose work is seen, what is […]More

Published: 29 April 2019



Borrowed Landscape (2019) Jamie North. Image courtesy of Transport for NSW.

Jamie North unveils his latest public artwork

Borrowed Landscape – North’s new artwork for the Newcastle Light Rail public art project (a partnership between Create NSW and Transport for NSW) draws on his family lineage, heritage materials and […]More

Published: 24 April 2019



National Art School in the evening, 2018. Image Peter Morgan.

EOI call out to join National Art School Board

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are currently invited from people interested in being considered for appointment as a director of the National Art School board Following the EOI process, up to […]More

Published: 16 April 2019



Major Marvel feature set to film in Sydney

The filming of a major new Marvel Studios movie will take place in NSW later this year thanks to a $24 million injection from the Federal Government. It is an […]More

Published: 5 April 2019