UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA) is excited to partner with the Inner West Film Fest, marking a significant milestone in celebrating film culture and creative collaboration within the vibrant community of Sydney’s Inner West. As part of the new venture, the faculty will play a pivotal role as education partner in supporting the festival to nurture the Inner West’s creative community.

Established in 2023 by dedicated cinema enthusiasts and industry professionals, including film studies experts from UNSW ADA, the Inner West Film Fest quickly became a must-see event on the local calendar. Showcasing a diversity of engaging, historical, and culturally significant films, the festival captivated audiences and attracted visitors from afar to explore the region’s charm.

The festival showcases the talents of some of the best emerging and established filmmakers locally. From Marrickville to Leichhardt, Newtown to Balmain, the festival celebrates the rich tapestry of human experience and storytelling through its thought-provoking documentaries, gripping dramas, heart-warming comedies, and family films.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the Inner West Film Fest to champion the art of storytelling,” says Professor Claire Annesley, Dean of UNSW ADA. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to foster creativity and innovation, and we look forward to collaborating with the festival to showcase incredible artistic talent.”

This year’s festival promises to be even bigger and bolder, focusing on comedy, genre, and local film production. Whether you’re a seasoned cinephile or simply looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your day, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

In addition to film screenings, the Inner West Film Fest will offer a range of interactive events, including Q&A sessions with filmmakers, workshops, and panel discussions. The dynamic program reflects the festival’s dedication to enriching and fostering a sense of community and artistic expression in an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

“We believe in the power of film to inspire, educate, and entertain,” says Inner West Film Fest co-director Greg Dolgopolov.

With the support of UNSW ADA, we are excited to continue to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for filmmakers and audiences alike,” says Inner West Film Fest co-director Dov Kornits.

The Inner West Film Fest runs from 11 to 21 April 2024. For more information, visit https://www.innerwestfilmfest.com.au