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Flat White

Misunderstanding ‘excellence’

8 February 2024

2:00 AM

8 February 2024

2:00 AM

The Sydney (Patronising) Film Festival has introduced ‘the world’s largest cash prize for Indigenous filmmaking’ at $35,000. My heart sank at the news.

The prize reveals the Sydney Film Festival’s total misunderstanding of what awards of excellence mean.

Any film, including short films, featured within the Festival’s First Nations program, automatically qualifies for consideration for the award.

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