International Program

Unsung Stories

PERSONAL STORIES SHARED ON SCREEN BY CHINESE AUSTRALIANS

UNSUNG STORIES celebrates our Chinese Austalian community by sharing stories from their lives, in their own words. We’re looking 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 invite anyone who identifies as Chinese Australian to record yourself telling your story directly to camera. It can just be you, or can include family or friends, as long as they are connected to the story you are telling, and the story is true. Entries can be as short as 30 seconds or up to 10 minutes long, and need 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 or need any help or support with your entry, please email Sam Buckland, Director of Programming and International Engagement at AACTA on program@afi.org.au 

 

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

Entries Close - Jan 2023
Submit your story by January 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year).

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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Consent form for those under 18 years

Terms & Conditions

 

In partnership with the National Foundation for

Australia-China Relations 

 

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