Australia is a country renowned for its multiculturalism, but in recent years identity, race, faith and immigration politics have been dominating headlines. In this age, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) thinks it’s more important than ever to look at how multiculturalism has shaped society in Victoria, and to question the role it should play in the future.

To get the dialogue going, the VMC is inviting short film submissions for its second Film Festival.

Presented in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology as an offshoot of Cultural Diversity Week, this year’s theme is ‘My generation: stories of everyday multiculturalism’.

Organisers are looking for stories told by or about Victorians from all cultural backgrounds, and encourages the participation of emerging filmmakers from multicultural communities across the state.

Set to be judged in two categories – under 25s and over 25s – shortlisted films will be screened at the VMC Film Festival at ACMI on Thursday 24 May, where winners will be presented with prizes.

Entry requirements:
· Must be 3 – 12 minutes long;
· Can be documentary-style or tell a fictional narrative; and
· Can have been originally created for another competition or purpose.

Entries close Tuesday 24 April at 11.59 pm. For more information and to watch some of the films screened at the 2017 VMC Film Festival, visit