November 2011, Change Media’s Christie Walk – A Piece of Eco-City wins at the MyHero International Film Festival in Los Angeles
Christie Walk – A Piece OF Eco-City, our collaboration with the inner-city eco-housing community of Christie Walk in Adelaide, has won the first prize in the community film category at the 2011 International MyHero Film Festival in the community films category! Well done everyone – it was a pleasure to working with you all on the sustainability resource kit!
Change Media worked with members of the Christie Walk eco-housing project and Urban Ecology Australia to document and produce an exceptional resource about Christie Walk as an example of sustainable urban development.
Over 4 days Change Media delivered training in digital media and created two inspiring documentaries about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world.
Congratulations to everyone involved in making this project happen!
And a big thanks to our partners on this project: Arts SA Partnerships for Healthy Communities; Urban Ecology Australia; Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board; CSR Hebel; Tallstoreez Productionz
Tuesday July 05, 2011, South East Aboriginal Focus Group wins SA NAIDOC Awards for Yuki project
Congratulations to the South East Aboriginal Focus Group working with us on Moogy’s Yuki – (Moogy’s Bark Canoe) – they have won the South Australian NAIDOC Awards 2011 in the Event category! Well done everyone – it was a pleasure to working with you all on the canoe making project!
This is a fantastic state-wide recognition for the project and a big Thank You for all our supporters, funding partners and communities across the South East, who worked with us over the last year.
November 2010, Change Media’s Moogy’s Yuki wins 2nd Prize and Uncle Moogy wins Hero Award at the MyHero International Film Festival in Los Angeles
A great start of spring for Change Media: Our latest collaboration with Ngarrindjeri communities and Elder Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner, called Moogy’s Yuki [Moogy's Bark Canoe], has won the 2nd prize in the community film category at the International MyHero Film Festival in Los Angeles, selected from hundreds of entries worldwide.
Moogy’s Yuki follows Major Sumner during the making of the first traditional Ngarrindjeri / Boandik bark canoe on Boandik country in over 100 years. Along the inspiring journey, several members of the local Indigenous communities and environmental experts address issues around caring for country, environmental issues and cultural transmission of traditional knowledge.
Tallstoreez’ Change Media initiative produced this evocative 27min documentary, as part of their ongoing collaboration with Ngarrindjeri communities since 2009, with several new documentaries in production over the next three years. Their last project, Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan – Ngarrindjeri’s Being Heard, has been nominated for the prestigious Banksia Environmental Awards 2010 and won the inaugural Kookaburra Awards 2010 for Outstanding Community Project.
And today it was announced that Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner has also won a Hero Award at the 2010 MyHero International Film Festival. The South East Natural Resources Management Board is supporting Moogy and Cyril to fly over to Los Angeles to represent the project at the awards ceremonies on November 19th and 20th.
Congratulations to everyone involved in making this project happen!
Monday Sep 06, 2010, Change Media nominated for Banksia Environmental Award 2010
Change Media has been nominated as finalist for the prestigious Banksia Environmental Awards 2010 in the Indigenous Caring For Country category – winners to be announced October 15, for our Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan – Ngarrindjeri’s Being Heard collaboration with the Ngarrindjeri communities in the Coorong.
This is a huge national recognition for our work and a big Thank You for all our supporters, funding partners and communities, who worked with us over the last six years.
From the Banksia Awards website:
[...] The Banksia Awards over the last 21 years have recognised many valuable Australian’s for their tireless efforts in making a positive difference to our environment. Leading by example, the finalists and winners of the Banksia Environmental Awards have inspired and motivated other individuals, organisations and companies across Australia to take up the vision, pursuit and practice of environmental excellence.
Within Australia there are many initiatives and projects that are taking place that are making a difference today and more importantly ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. The Banksia Environmental Foundation, through our Award Programs, aims to raise the profile of the current environmental issues facing Australia and recognise those whose initiatives are an encouragement and an example for others to follow.
What Banksia provides for our winners and finalists is the public recognition and acknowledgement for their achievements that can then be taken back to their community, organisation or industry and utilised to motivate and assist in providing the extra impetus for further progress, much needed funding, public support and furthering the process of increasing environmental awareness to the rest of Australia. [...]
Again, a huge thank you from our team for all your support!
It would be great if you could support us to spread the good news!
Change Media and their ‘Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan. project win national award for giving local community a voice
Change Media and their local South Australian project ‘Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan’ (See. Listen. Speak.), is the national winner of the 2010 Kookaburra Awards for Outstanding Projects, awarded by OurCommunity and Westpac, the national peak body of community organizations, representing over 55.000 partners. Change Media has been selected from over 700 entries.
The Change Media initiative, run by Tallstoreez Productionz, has won more than $10,000 worth of prizes for their work using digital media to empower local communities, encouraging them to share their stories across the globe.
The project involved Change Media working with the local Ngarrindjeri communities in the Coorong, South Australia, to explore how they could use digital media for social change. Twenty Ngarrindjeri community members from Raukkan and Meningie participated in the workshop that resulted in the production of a hard-hitting and emotional documentary about water problems in the area, with a strong focus on Indigenous elders.
Managing Director and Executive Producer of Change Media, Carl Kuddell said “the idea for the ‘Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan.’ project came out of a cross-cultural collaboration. We wanted to create a training program for local communities that empowers them to tell their own stories. When we liaised with the local communities we found that the three key issues they were passionate about were traditional culture, their elders and water management.”
“I think the program worked so well because it meant handing the power of media back to the communities to create and share stories that are relevant to them, instead of having no control over their own stories. It’s only recently that digital media has become readily available, so now the challenge is to empower these communities and give them the skills to truly make the most of it.”
“It was fantastic and incredibly rewarding to be recognised nationally on this level with a Kookaburra Award. It’s great recognition for all our community partners who dared to share their stories and put a lot of time and effort into making it work”.
Carl is now optimistic that further government funding will allow the program to continue for several more years, until it becomes self sufficient and the program can fully by run by the community.
The Change Media initiative [formerly knows as The Hero Project] is supported by the Australian Government through its Indigenous Cultural Support Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, and the Australia Council for the Arts Creative Community Partnership Initiative; and by the South Australian Government through Arts SA Partnerships for Healthy Communities and the SA Film Coporation; and supported by Tallstoreez Productionz and Apple Australia
May 5th, 2010: I Am A Rocket wins third place as favourite Australian child-made short
This weekend Little Big Shots Film Festival screened all the Australian films in this year’s festival to their official jury of 10 kids and they voted I Am A Rocket in third place as their favourite Australian child-made short.
Congratulations to Abby and the Change Media team at D’faces of Youth Arts Whyalla!
Some of the comments from the jurors (aged from 8-13) included:
“Unique, with a very positive message.”
Little Big Shot Film Festival is officially launching the festival at ACMI in Melbourne on Sunday June 6, 2010, and they will present a special Little Big Shots award to present to the Change Media team.
Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan screens on National Indigenous Television, February 2010
In January 2009 the Ngarrindjeri Youth Media Team formed and in four days they created their first documentary; Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan, a 22 minute film about the water crisis. Congratulations to the team, their film has had an incredible impact across the globe and within a year it has screened on National Indigenous TV. This is a huge achievement and really demonstrates how we can all make a difference.
2009 Whats Yours is Mine…d wins Forster Film Festival
What’s Yours Is Mine…d wins award at the International Foster Short Film competition – congratulation to the community film team in Gloucester!
Two nominations for On the Move in 2009
On The Move, the film created by the Dungog community media team received second place in the state-wide “My town is special coz’” competition run by the Department of State and Regional Development NSW.
On The Move was also a finalist in the Wollombi Short Film Festival 2009. Congratulations to the community media team in Dungog!
2009 Warooka CPC-7 School film Wurramooka News wins prize at the state-wide DECS New Media Awards 2009
Warooka Primary School received an Award for Excellence at the recent 2009 DECS New Media Awards night for embedding digital media across the curriculum for their entry Wurramooka News. They received a video camera, tripod and clapper board and most importantly, recognition for the great work that students and staff are doing.
10×14 Bricks – Stories from Youth in Lock-up won Best Innovation in Digital Media at the South Australian Screen Awards 2009
The project was also a finalist for two more awards: Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
Jen, Carl and Felix worked with Greg, Robert, Sam, Bayden and Shane over 5 weeks to create a peer-produced crime prevention DVD resource that would explore the cross roads where change is possible. In the process the youth team were mentored in all aspects of media production.
To be nominated or even win any of these awards is a huge honor for our youth participants, who are in lock-up in a juvenile secure care facility. We push that all our workshop productions are truly participatory, so both cameras were doing a round robin, as the guys shot their own films and shared Carl’s role to film behind the scenes. The nominations give accolade to the whole teams collaboration, artistry, skill and ability to catch those real moments, competing on par with South Australia’s best professional cinematographers!
Artists Not Aliens wins 2nd Prize at the national ReelLife Film Festival 2008 in Darlinghurst, Sydney
Congratulations to the Dfaces youth arts team – a great outcome for the fledgling youth media centre at Dfaces. We are looking forward to see more great stuff coming out of Whyalla!
have a look at their film Artists Not Aliens here.
Pinnaroo Surfer wins 3rd prize at the MyHero International Film Festival 2007
Within 10-days of hearing about his nomination, Kade ran a fundraiser and secured funding from the Rotary Club to fly himself and his brother to Los Angeles to accept the award at the red-carpet event in November 2007.
2007 Karoonda Area School Hero Project wins award
Karoonda Area School SA wins 2007 State Area Schools Best Practice Award for ‘9 Steps to Become a Successful Underage Drinker’.
Directing The Hero Within Resource Finalist at the AIMIA Awards 2007
Our interactive training resource DVD and website was nominated Finalist at the Australian Interactive Media Association Awards 2007 in the Best Learning category!
Directing The Hero Within wins ATOM Award 2006
Our Directing The Hero Within DVD has won Australia’s highest educational award, the ATOM Australian Teachers of Media Award 2006 for Best Educational Resource! Thanks to all our supporters and participants for making this project such a success and a wonderful experience! And a big thanks to all our funders and partners, without you we could not have made this happen!
For a full list of Tallstoreez awards, artworks, documentaries and TV productions, please visit us at: http://www.tallstoreez.com/category/about