Bus Stop Films students to showcase their works

Student Giuliano Mitru on the set of ‘IVY.’

Films by students from Bus Stop Films’ film studies program for people with intellectual disability will screen at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney, on Wednesday December 12.

The program at the year-end showcase includes Lives in Action, a documentary that takes an intimate look at the experiences of six people with disability from diverse backgrounds as they overcome barriers to pursue their goals and strive to be socially included.

Among other works by classes delivered through the Australian Film Television and Radio School are ‘IVY’, a film clip for the Sydney band Whitefield, and Way Out Assistance, a sci-fi drama short.

All projects were written, directed and produced by Bus Stop Films’ inclusive teams led by tutors Stef Smith, Lianne Mackessy and Lillian Paterson.

Bus Stop Films CEO Genevieve Clay-Smith, who served as EP on all projects, said: “We can’t wait to share the amazing and diverse films our students have made.

“Our tutors and volunteers together with our students have worked so hard on their projects and the night will not only showcase their work but celebrate their achievements as filmmakers. We’re thrilled to have Event Cinemas supporting our film school as our venue partner.”

Event Cinemas’ general manager film festivals Anthony Kierann added: “Bus Stop Films not only champion inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera, they produce beautiful, engaging and entertaining films. Event Cinemas is committed to supporting the Australian screen industry at all levels and we’re proud to partner with Bus Stop Films and invite anyone who loves great movies to join us on the night.”

Tickets cost $20 including the post-screening party. The event will raise funds for Bus Stop Films’ 2019 accessible film studies program in Parramatta, Sydney and Wollongong. Auslan interpreters will interpret the event and there will be audio description and captioning on all films.

For more info on the programs head here.

For tickets go here.