CineVerse

CineVerse is a Story Factory Big Project spanning four high schools in Western Sydney, five emerging film-makers, over 80 poems and up to 20 short films.

Cinematic in both scope and vision, CineVerse allows teenagers from widespread communities to use the language of film and poetry to investigate things that matter to them.

Across day-long workshops, students wrote poetry and worked with filmmakers to produce short films. The films explored the poems of students across all participating schools. At the culmination of the project the short films were screened in a film festival style launch event to students, friends and family, awarded prizes by a panel of industry judges, and were presented with professionally designed and printed anthologies of their writing.

Students who participate in CineVerse discover themselves to be published poets, film makers, skilful collaborators and even award-winners – all of them with a voice worth celebrating.

You can watch their brilliant films below and watch every CineVerse video on the Story Factory YouTube channel.

Congratulations to our winning films – A Moment in Time, My Reality, Untitled.

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Join us between 11am-3pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of December at Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct (1 Fleet Street, North Parramatta) for a powerful exhibition titled Memory River.  Throughout this year, Story Factory and the custodians of the Female Factory Precinct have worked with Elders, Kaytetye, Anmatyerr and Eastern Arrernte cross-disciplinary artist Carmen Glynn-Braun, and young writers from local high schools to understand, express and reinterpret the stories of the Female Factory through creative writing and art.  As you wander through the grounds, you will discover recordings of stories by students as they responded to the pre- and post-colonial history of this contested site.  Memory River has been made possible thanks to the Balnaves Foundation.  📷 Cassandra Hannagan
Are you an experienced teacher looking for a new challenge? Do you love creative writing and ensuring all young people have opportunities to succeed?  We are currently recruiting for a Senior Program Manager.  The ideal candidate will be an exceptional, experienced workshop facilitator who can work independently to shape and improve our in- school programming.  They will have a passion for nurturing creativity and building skills in their peers, and in young people from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must be a qualified teacher with at least five years teaching experience, and experience managing people. They will be highly creative and adaptable, and love bringing out the best in their team.  The Senior Program Manager will be a key part of Story Factory’s senior management group, providing input into both day-to-day decision making and long-term strategy for the organisation.  Sound like you? Find out more and apply now via link in our bio.  📷 Jacquie Manning
We are running a very exciting multilingual public writing project and we want YOU to be a part of it!  In a Flash invites people to write flash fiction (very short stories - less than 100 words) in response to writing by emerging and established Australian authors.  Everyone who submits a story goes into the draw to win one of three $100 gift cards and a selection of writing will be published on our website!  All the prompts have been translated into Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin, and you can write in any of these languages or in English.  Follow the link in our bio to view the prompts and submit your writing.  Submissions are open until December 15, so get writing now, so you don’t miss out! We can’t wait to read and share your stories.  This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.