Stop-Motion Animation Workshops

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The children of Mount Victoria had a wonderful time creating stop-motion animation movies recently. Under the tutelage of the fabulously talented animator, Norman Yeend, the children made movies about snowmen and train crashes, with a bit of good old fashioned toilet humour thrown in.

If you’d like your child to attend our next workshop on January 12th, 10am til 12 noon at the Blackheath Community Centre, please call Jo on 0438 099 081. This workshop is suggested for children aged 7-12 and bookings are essential. 

Did you know we were one of the lucky recipients of the @SydneyWater community grants program? With Sydney Water’s support we’ve been able to implement this years festival and workshops. #sydneywater#communitygrants

Share The Dignity

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Dear friends,

We here at BANC are a collection point for ‘Share the Dignity’ bags of sanitary items and personal care products for women. If you know of a woman in need of these items, please let them know. For more information on this charity, go to

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Hi all, we are currently experiencing difficulties with our phones, so please call 0413130320 instead of our landline, until we can sort this out. Thank you.

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Blue Shorts Film Festival 2019

Blue Shorts is a short film festival held in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Just for local residents, Blue Shorts celebrates Blue Mountains stories and storytellers and is a celebration of local creativity and community. Filmmakers of all levels are encouraged to submit short films – from young and emerging filmmakers to the many pros we have in the area. We are looking for short films 7 minutes and under in any genre and style (*films in 12 years and under category need to be 2 mins or less*). We are ready to take your entries now! The closing date is 22 March 2019.

The festival screenings will be held on 4-May 2019 at the beautiful Mount Vic Flicks with an awards presentation after the screenings.

**NOTE** this festival is not listed publicly on the FilmFreeway so cannot be found by searching the FilmFreeway listings. Once you have created your project and uploaded your film, please go to in order to submit your entry to Blue Shorts.

Blue Shorts is brought to you in partnership with Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Mount Vic Flicks and Local Film Makers with support this year from Sydney Water. We will be running an animation workshop on the theme of water for children and young people ages 8-14 in the upcoming weeks. Contact 0438 099 081 for more information.

Awards & Prizes

Best Film Best Film with Water Theme (12 and under – * 2 minutes or less*) Best Youth Film (12 and under – * 2 minutes or less*)

Best Youth Film (Aged 13-18) People’s Choice Award x 2 Best Family Made Movie Best Comedy Best Story Best Animation Best Music Video Best Documentary Best Dramatic Film Best Cinematography Best Sound Best Edit Best Special Effects