Bus Stop Films is a pioneering not-for-profit organisation and global leader for inclusive filmmaking. Its accessible film studies program produces transformational outcomes for students with a disability in partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Students grow in confidence, improving skills in English, life, work-readiness and social ability.
In this new project, Bus Stop Films will bring together documentary and cultural studies for students with an intellectual disability. Bringing Disability ‘Into Focus’ will see students produce a documentary with mentors, exploring cross cultural perspectives of disability and raising a voice for those marginalised within Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
This project builds on the success of the latest Bus Stop Films program where 15 students with an intellectual disability produced a documentary with mentors about the impact of white media on the black female identity.
Together with participants, Bus Stop Films make award winning short films that aim to raise awareness, break down social stigmas and give audiences insight into a different human perspective.
Bringing Disability ‘Into Focus’ is run by Bus Stop Films.
A Gift of just…
$150 provides a student with classroom resources for a year, including workbooks, pens, pencils and art utensils
$200 provides a student with excursion fees for a year such as to Panavision, Australian Cinematographers Society, Big Bang Sound Design, and other excursion opportunities within the film industry
$650 puts a student with an intellectual disability through a year program which uses film studies to increase English skills, social skills, work ready skills and confidence
Project Funding Goal = $11,000