CINESPACE is a not-for-profit that aims to empower CALD, BIPOC and First Nations filmmakers to create with agency. We collaborate with artists, community and partners to work towards meaningful representation in the Australian film and television industry.
Proudly founded in Melbourne's West in 2016, CINESPACE has delivered key programs such as Smartphone Stories, StoryLab, Package to Pitch, and Training Grounds to help hundreds of multicultural filmmakers develop their skills and connect with the community.
CINESPACE's flagship program ‘RESIDENCY’ runs four times per year, supporting multicultural filmmakers and their stories with resources, equipment, studio space and more to bring their films to life.
Empower multicultural filmmakers to create content with agency and authenticity.
Support the Victorian screen sector in creating a socially cohesive and inclusive industry with authentic representation.
Create greater cultural diversity in front of and behind Australian screens.
CINESPACE exists because of community. We have an evolving team of staff, volunteers and board members who work together to help achieve our mission.
We foster the creation and dissemination of media content by and about communities of colour. We advocate for responsible self-representation and empower underrepresented groups to take up space.
We create presence, strength and unity for filmmakers of colour, increasing our share of voice in the Australian film industry. We provide support and encouragement for our artists to be who they are and thrive.
Our work is for the community. We work best with creative and intersectional collaboration with community, artists and industry partners. We listen, evolve and support each other for the sake of a collective goal: reciprocity.
We are open about our intent and business practices with artists, community and our partners. Our annual reporting is accurate and intentional to provide insight into our work and encourage authenticity, accountability and authorship.
our journey so FAR
CINESPACE IS FOUNDED
Cinespace was proudly founded in Melbourne's West in 2016 with the aim of driving greater cultural diversity in front of and behind Australian screens. CINESPACE looked to develop skills and create a community for CALD filmmakers.
With the support of industry partner VICSCREEN, 30 screenwriters from diverse backgrounds learn script craft skills, led by Charlie Carman and Cath Moore. Many participants have since gone on to successful careers in the industry.
past sponsors & Supporters
Cinespace is currently supported by Maribyrnong City Council Triennial Arts Partner funding.