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The +Identity/Gender= project will develop and make a series of original screen stories promoting positive identity / gender equity from young people aged 16-25 in Hume and Whittlesea, and
What does positive identity and gender equity mean to you?
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It's free to participate.


The project will run in both Whittlesea and Hume (pick the location closest to you) from December 2019 to March 2020. 

Dates for full days (10-430) include:

December 4 & 11, 2019 (Wednesdays) - story and film skills workshops

January 18 & February 8, 2020 (Saturdays) - editing support

Alongside these dates participants (individuals or small groups) make the films in their own time, with remote support along the way. A screening event will also happen in March 2020.

Applicants must be available for all dates, and must be committed to making or being part of making a film. (quick disclaimer, the offer of a place is subject to availability, and dates are subject to change.)


The program features four workshops to develop stories and skills and access to equipment and mentoring support to make your films, either individually or in small groups. Your film might be a documentary, fiction or more experimental. You can make your film either by:

  • smartphone storytelling where you'll learn the skills to shoot and edit a short film on your own device, or

  • through a more traditional filmmaking approach with access to equipment and story mentoring to make a film as a group (cast and crew)


You will learn and develop filmmaking skills in:

  • producing

  • directing

  • writing & storytelling

  • camera

  • lighting

  • sound

  • editing

You'll also engage in discussions around your story ideas, facilitated by gender equality subject matter experts, to consider the best way to tell your story and potential impact (the change you want to see) and things you need to navigate more carefully.​


Completed films will be launched at a community event and a best film prize awarded. While the organisers can still screen films for future advocacy and promotion of social change, participants retain ownership over their own films and can also submit them to other film festivals after the project is over.


  • Applications are open to anyone aged 16-25 in Whittlesea or Hume (or nearby and able to travel to one of those locations), Cinespace is committed to diversity and welcome participants identifying from different cultural backgrounds

  • You are self-motivated and passionate about telling or being part of telling interesting stories around themes of positive identity and gender equality and respect, in ways that matter to you.


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The project is an initiative of DPV Health, supported by Cinespace Inc., City of Hume, City of Whittlesea, Hume and Whittlesea Youth Services and funding from

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