Story to Screen

29 August 2017 - We are still accepting forms to join the photography workshop.

Please sign up with the link below or contact the Arts & Culture Officer on 9936 8411


What story do you want to tell?

North Sydney Council is thrilled to invite applications to participate in this year’s Story to Screen Youth Digital Storytelling Initiative: the Identity Project.

Applications are open to all secondary school students who study, live, work or play in the North Sydney Local Government Area.


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Exploring narrative, storytelling and the documentary through the lens of a still or video camera, students with the best proposals will have the opportunity to work closely with mentors to create, edit and share a powerful digital story on what it means to be an individual and part of a community. A place in the project will be offered to the 35 students with the best proposals and story ideas.

Students have the opportunity to propose a story that explores the theme of identity, from their own perspective or through the eyes of someone they know. Students are encouraged to choose a direction that is important to them as individuals and asks them to consider how we might be shaped by our experiences, possessions, education, neighbourhood, the media, technology, family, cultural background, appearance or our relationship to the landscape or environment.

Through a series of six free workshops with creative industry professionals in either filmmaking or digital photography, students will have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop technical and conceptual skills for self expression and creativity, meet like-minded young creatives, see their work screened and presented in a professional exhibition space, have fun and be in the running to win a GoPro!



Applications will be accepted online only and will be assessed by the Arts & Culture team at North Sydney Council. A maximum of 35 students will be offered a place in the program. Applications close midnight, Sunday 27 August.


Workshop Facilitators

Digital Storytellers is a social enterprise of filmmakers who combine powerful emotive stories with purpose-driven narratives to empower participants to tell stories that matter. The facilitators show participants how to find, make, edit and share their stories using tools and resources they already have.

Contact Sheet is a creative space for photography, who design and deliver unique community-focussed, change-making participatory programs that use the medium of photography to engage participants in an educational process and empower participants by using photography as a visual narrative that creates open and constructive dialogue.



Photography Workshops will take place 4-6.30pm Tuesdays in St Leonards, and Filmmaking Workshops will take place 4-6pm Wednesdays in North Sydney.




27 August              Deadline for online applications

30 August              Students notified via email

5 Sep – 25 Oct      6 x After-school Workshops (no workshops during school holidays)

8 November          Final works are due

28 November        Install exhibitions

29 November        Opening night in St Leonards

29 Nov – 9 Dec     Public exhibition of works

19 December        People’s Choice & Prize Winners Announced (tbc)


Poster: call for Young Creatives - Story to Screen (1MB)


2016 Story to Screen videos

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