Change The World in 5 minutes is an initiative for filmmakers and new media practitioners to explore how individual and community action can make a difference in simple, achievable ways. We can all do something, whether at home or work, in our neighbourhood or for ourselves.
Film Australia, SBS Digital Media, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) LAMP and the NSW Film and Television Office (FTO) are setting out to explore how individual and community action can make a difference to the world, locally or globally.
We invited individuals or teams of filmmakers and new media practitioners from New South Wales to submit ideas based on, and inspired by, the everyday actions in the book, Change The World For Ten Bucks* published by We Are What We Do, a non-profit organisation that inspires people to use their everyday actions to change the world.
The theme could have been approached trhough documentary, animation, games, comedy, drama, music or mixed media. The deadline for application has now passed and nine projects were selected, including concepts of fish finger energy consumption and shopping trolley makeovers.
The chosen submissions included five-minute documentaries, four-minute dramas and 30-second animations, all with a vision to make a difference to the world locally or globally.
The nine projects are:
A Recipe for Change
Every Day at School
Hot Up a Shopping Trolley
Sam & Marni
The Thank Tank
With Every Drop
* Change The World For Ten Bucks, published by We Are What We Do, is available from most booksellers or via the website www.wearewhatwedo.org.au.
Visit www.sbs.com.au/changetheworld to view the films.
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The driving force behind Change the World in 5 Minutes. L to R: Peter Giles (AFTRS), Karen Telfer (NSW FTO), Rod Freedman (Film Australia) Karinn Cheung (Film Australia), Paul Vincent (SBS), Jean-Paul Marin (SBS). Photographer Ross Coffey © Film Australia.
A co-production between Film Australia, SBS Digital Media, the New South Wales Film and Television Office and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, in association with We Are What We Do.
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To see more actions, please visit We Are What We Do at www.wearewhatwedo.org.au.