ABOUT CINESEEDS 

Since 2013, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival has devoted a section to children and young people, CineSeeds: A program of film, speakers and the arts for youth, exploring human rights in an age appropriate way. Now in its 6th year, HRAFF’s CineSeeds program engages young audiences aged 7–18 with human rights issues through film and live performances. The CineSeeds Youth Ambassador program is the youth leadership platform of HRAFF which runs alongside the Festival event.


2018 CINESEEDS FESTIVAL PROGRAM

The 2018 films explore the topic of identity and the right to equality, respect and safety. We are delighted that this year our guest speaker is Laura Pintur, Victorian Young Achiever of the Year 2017 and co-founder of What’s Normal? All proceeds go to supporting the CineSeeds youth leadership activities.

JUNIOR film: ‘wonder’

“ WONDER is that rare thing, a family picture that moves and amuses while never overly pandering.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

SESSION TIME: 

Sunday 6 May, 2:30pm, ACMI Cinemas

BOOK TICKETS 

Ticket includes a Q&A with a guest speaker.

This film has been rated PG, and parental guidance is recommended for children. 

 

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


SENIOR film: ‘freak show’

“Bitterly funny, Tackles High School Bulling With Style and Smarts”  THE VILLAGE TIMES 

SESSION TIME: 

Sunday 6 May, 2:45pm, ACMI Cinemas

BOOK TICKETS 

Ticket includes a Q&A with a guest speaker.

 

 

Unclassified. Restricted to 15+ unless accompanied by an adult Common Sense Media recommends 13+.

Based on the award-winning cult novel by James St James and in the vein of CLUELESS and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, FREAK SHOW tells the moving, heartbreaking and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world.


CineSeeds Committee

Madeline O’Connor – Committee Chair, Jill Catchy, Sarah George, Sarah Gorman, Khai-Yin Lim, Eleanor Nicolay, Kate O’Brien, Lida Rahdon
For further information about CineSeeds, please email cineseeds@hraff.org.au.

THANK YOU TO OUR YOUTH AMBASSADORS, CINESEEDS COMMITTEE AND OUR VALUED PARTNERS:

Thyne Reid Foundation, Australian Communities Foundation (The Hartline Fund), University of Melbourne (Chancellory Engagement Melbourne Social Equity Institute & Faculty of Arts)

  

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