The Illawarra is home to many talented content creators with a diverse range of skills and different levels of experience. Wollongong is also fortunate enough to have the University of Wollongong as well as an innovative TAFE , both of which have digital media courses providing skilled professionals for the digital content industry. Many of these young people end up moving to Sydney where there is more opportunity for work. Even though we are situated only a few hours south of Sydney, this can be be quite a hike in accessing the resources and opportunities that can make or break  a successful career or business. For this reason and many others, we decided to start the Content Creators Illawarra group. The aim is to pool our resources and work together to provide more opportunities  in our local region. We plan to invite guest speakers to attend meetings so that our members can expand their knowledge and gain support from outside professionals. We also intend to network closely with other similar organisations in both Sydney and other regional areas.  The nature of the group will hopefully evolve and meet the needs of it’s members as we grow.


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Come along to our next meeting!


WHEN – 9th May 6.00pm

WHERE – Wollongong Art Gallery (ground level – next to foyer)

WHAT-   Just watch & discuss or bring along something you’ve created and would like to share with the group. Receive positive feedback from other members. Learn by watching and listening to other people’s views & advice and provide insights of your own for others to benefit from.
If you have any questions about the event –

IMPORTANT: Please read the following guidelines:

A limit of 10 minutes per submission (one submission per person).
This should include a scene or a section of the work that goes no longer than 5 or 6 minutes, leaving some time for comments and discussion.
You don’t have to show something, you could pitch an idea or talk about something you want to develop, but the same rules apply, no longer than 5 or 6 minutes of presentation…leaving time for comment and discussion.
People will be gonged off if they go over time.
people asking questions or making comments must keep their comments concise to under 30 seconds… and if they are asking a question, keep it brief… again no more than 30 seconds but preferably less. (if people want to have a more in depth conversation between content creator and viewer they can exchange details at the end of the session or have a chat at the end mingling time.)
Comments should be kept to things that are positive, what people liked, what they found engaging, what they were intrigued by… if a content creator wants constructive feedback that includes criticism from specific audience they can ask for it at the end. Content must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the meet up –  it will be a case of first in best dressed who gets to show and tell.

To submit, please do one of the following:
(a) Upload your work to YouTube & send us the URL along with the time points to watch  –
(b) Upload your work to Dropbox and send us the sharing link as well as the time points to watch –
(c) Put your work on a USB & drop it into Why Documentaries (we will return the USB on the night)

2/324 Crown st Wollongong 2500

Supported by The Creative Dialogues Program – Wollongong City Council



First World War Memorials of Australia

A special Anzac Day celebration screening this year will occur at the Thirroul Community Centre on Saturday 21st April, at 8 pm.

This event will be a special screening of a full length documentary capturing the diversity of war memorials that proliferated across Australia in the aftermath of World War One – in capital cities as well as the small memorials that were constructed independently in communities and towns.

The film portrays the experiences of ex-soldiers and communities through selected expert interviews, archival images and footage, re-enactments, and visits to 100 memorials across Australia.  A contemporary, fast, yet authentic style offers engaging and important experience for a broad audience of Australians today. The video features the Thirroul, Wollongong and South Coast memorials, with interviews with locals Kerrie Christian, Christine Hill, Mark Edwell and Horrie Howard (from theRSL) appearing, along with national experts including Stephen Garton, Peter FitzSimons, Darren Mitchell, Jen Roberts (University of Wollongong), and Peter Stanley.
The video was funded through the Anzac Centenary Fund. Directed by Geoffrey Sykes, First Camera Richard Jones.
Bookings (and inquiries) can be made to or at the door. $10 tickets.
More info at Film South on Facebook