Residents of Southern Tablelands Arts, Gunning, Yass and Upper Lachlan Landcares can be a part of documentary film making workshops with internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brian Rapsey.
Once selected, the participants will take part in a series of filmmaking workshops to learn story boarding, filming techniques and editing skills to create a short environmental documentary for the 'Champions of Change Film Festival'.
Successful applicants will be paired with a local citizen scientist working in the environmental sector as collaborator to inspire the content of their film.
Rose Marin, STA executive director, feels proud after securing the funding needed to create this opportunity for the region.
"The chance to work with someone like Brian Rapsey is an amazing opportunity for those wanting to develop their skills with film production."
The 'Champions of Change Film Festival' will share stories focused on the local landscape and environment in the Upper Lachlan and Yass regions, working with local citizen scientists who have been regenerating the land, preserving and protecting native species and developing solutions to improve the land and ecology.
There will be three screenings of the festival across the region.
Applications are open for amateur film makers to request a place in the film making workshops which will be free of charge thanks to the support of Inspiring Australia.
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Successful applications will be guided through production of a documentary film that will be screened at the festival with Mr Rapsey as a mentor.
The workshop series commences with a full day practical workshop on June 19 in Goulburn and continues with ongoing engagement over several weeks.
Details and screening dates for the 'Champions of Change Film Festival' will be published at the STA website and through STA's newsletter.
The project has recieved funding from Inspiring Australia and will feature topics such as regenerative farming, soil health, conservation and threatened species.