Project in Development:
An adoptee organized event held in association with Adopted
Vietnamese International, East Meets West and the Intercountry
Adoptee Support Network in Australia. Other expressions of interest
of support and sponsorship welcome.
This Australia-wide event is to be held on Saturday, 29 May in 2009
in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to celebrate
‘International Day of the Adoptee’.
This will be a half-day event in Australia run by a volunteer
committee made up of trans-cultural adoptes. It aims to present a
selection of short films about trans-cultural (and trans-racial)
adoptee experiences, and will also feature a panel session featuring
adoptees and special guests who are adoption educators, authors,
artists and researchers. The event will be held around the country.
The event will also produce a publication of film maker and speaker
biographies, film reviews, interviews and list of adoption resources.
Short films or performance pieces by adoptees (from Australia or
elsewhere). Preferred duration no longer than 10 minutes and made
available on DVD format x 5. Viewing format is Australia-pacific
region settings. Longer pieces may be considered depending on final
program. Film makers are asked to donate and give written permission
(form will be supplied before screening) for the event organizers to
screen their works free of cost. This is an excellent opportunity to
promote your work and share your message with Australian audiences.
Preferred delivery date is December 2008.
We also welcome volunteers who assist with interviewing film makers,
identifying sponsorship opportunities, proposal writing and also at
the actual events.
Contact person: Indigo Willing
C/- School of Social Science
University of Queensland,
St Lucia Campus, QLD 4101
Mobile: 0403 168 490
Film Committee: Sofie Bi (VIC), Lynelle Beveridge (NSW), Sue Bylund
(WA), Saran Chamberlain (SA), Anna Davison (QLD), Dominic Golding
(VIC), Hee Ra Heaser (NSW), Pia Meehan (WA), Ilan ‘Taiwan’ (QLD),
Indigo Willing (QLD).