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Parallel Lines



Cinespace supports the Victorian screen industry and culture to be representative of our intercultural community. We work to create greater cultural diversity on screen and behind the scenes.

We foster the creation, appreciation and dissemination of media content by and about people from marginalised ethnic (cultural and language diverse) communities and First Nations people. We advocate for responsible self-representation.

While cultural diversity remains our core mission and priority, we value an intersectional perspective and seek to not exclude others who by their identity feel underrepresented on screen. We welcome opportunities to engage with other traditionally underrepresented communities in Victoria in our work, or to collaborate with other organisations who provide access and equity for those communities. This includes women, LGBTQI+, filmmakers with a disability, mature age filmmakers and filmmakers living in regional areas.

Other organisations or groups that offer support to these diverse communities in Victoria:

Women: WIFT International; WIFT Victoria; Melbourne Women Filmmakers

LGBTQI+: Queer Writers, Filmmakers, Artists Melbourne (Hares & Hyenas); MQFF; Tilde; JoyFM; Queer & Trans POC

Disability: Other Film FestivalSit Down Comedy; Arts Access; Mixed Nuts Media; No Limits

Mature age filmmakers: please let us know if you are aware of resources

Filmmakers living in regional areas: please let us know if you are aware of resources

Indigenous: Media Ring; NITV; Melbourne Indigenous Filmmakers Collective

Broad diversity: Diversity in Australian Media, Diversity Arts Australia

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