While there are many recreational and leisure activities in the space of film and media, there are currently no organisations specifically engaged in giving people with a disability educational opportunities that take them through the same learnings found in a formal educational institute.
We are passionate about teaching all aspects of film studies, and our workshops cover a wide variety of topics including, film theory, film history, film criticism as well as practical filmmaking.
Currently Bus Stop Films works in partnership with Sydney Community College (SCC) to deliver our weekly workshops to the disability community. SCC is funded to put on workshops for people with disabilities through an initiative from the NSW Government’s Family and Community Services (FACS) Department called the Inclusive Communities Education Program (ICEP).
Bus Stop’s Director, Genevieve Clay-Smith is paid like any other tutor to put on workshops, however, because she dedicates additional unpaid hours to the workshops, she is able to brand the workshops as ‘Bus Stop Films’. The relationship with SCC has been like an incubator for Bus Stop Films, helping it refine the delivery of the workshops and projects.
If you are interested in getting involve in the workshops please contact, Sydney Community College on +61 2 8752 7555.sign up