International Program

Unsung Stories


UNSUNG STORIES celebrates our Chinese Australian community by sharing stories from their lives, in their own words. We asked for stories, your stories, that have the power to affect and influence other Australians and give rise to greater understanding and goodwill between us all, as an inclusive and multicultural nation. 

We want to make our country a better place for everyone who calls it home – both those who are born here and those who have joined us from overseas. Sharing personal stories helps us understand each other, shows us what we have in common, creates connection between us and brings us closer together as a community.

We invited anyone who identifies as Chinese Australian to record themselves telling their story directly to camera. Entries could be as short as 30 seconds or up to 10 minutes long, and needed to be submitted as a video file.

Share your personal story with us and help to transform the hearts and minds of Australians of all backgrounds, to make our country a more unified place for everyone.

If you have any questions about this initiative please email Sam Buckland, Director of Programming and International Engagement at AACTA on 


Entries Open - Sept 2022
Record your story on any device and upload it below.

Entries Close - March 2023
Submissions have been extended until Wednesday March 22, 2023 

Shortlist - Apr 2023
A selection of stories will be chosen by a committee of prominent Australians.

Gala - Jun 2023
Shortlisted storytellers will be flown to Sydney for the Gala event, where their stories will be presented in front of a live audience.

Legacy - Jul 2023
A large number of the stories received will then be housed in AACTA’s public archive for future generations to view, making these stories a vital and enduing part of Australian history.



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In partnership with the National Foundation for
Australia-China Relations 

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