Lake Illawarra is mapped by history

A community project has been documenting the stories of locals and the legends of Lake Illawarra and the results will soon be screened for the public to see and enjoy.

The Lake Illawarra MAP (memory and place) film festival will open on Monday at the Gala cinema. The event will showcase a series of short video pieces telling the different stories of members of the community and their links to Lake Illawarra.

Phillip Crawford took the time to explain the origins of this project and share the story of how the project has come together.

More information can be found on the Festival website.

The Wollongong Festivity Flicks Short Film Festival

Film enthusiasts are being given the opportunity to showcase their work and compete for the title of Wollongong’s best short film for 2009.


Wollongong City Council’s Youth Services is encouraging film makers between the ages of 12 and 24 to cubmit their short flicks into the Festivity Flicks Short Film Festival. Contestants must work, go to school or live in the Wollongong Local Government area.


Music videos, Narrative pieces, documentaries and everything in between are welcomed but they must be under ten minutes in length. 


Films must be submitted by 5pm the 23rd of March. Screening of the films and judging will be on the 30th of March at the Wollongong youth centre. Four winners will be awarded prizes on the night. 


For more infomation:

Or contact the youth services team on 42 265969


An interview with Youth Services Coordinator, Megan McKell, can be heard here: