Programs

Bus Stop Films’ Accessible Film Studies Program is taught by industry professionals with the assistance of disability support workers. Students have the opportunity to learn all things filmmaking in some of Australia’s leading educational facilities.

The year long program is based on our award winning Accessible Film Studies Curriculum and inclusive learning philosophy, to see our students shine and build transformative life skills including; improved social and communication skills, develop friendships, increased confidence and work ready skills.

Our students benefit from exclusive workshops, excursions, workplace opportunities, and work collaboratively on a film project.

We offer our workshops in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane and online.  In 2022, our program will expand to Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains.

Eligibility

Our program is open to individuals who are 17 years of age or older and who have a mild to moderate disability, with a strong focus on those who live with intellectual disability.

Whilst our classrooms are supported by Support Workers, students who require specific support such as Auslan Interpreters, Live Captioning, one-on-one support, etc. will need to fund these through their own NDIS packages.  

Our programs run from February – December each year, with weekly classes. All programs have four terms per year and 10 classes in each term. Students enrolling are enrolling into the full year.

Our programs are supported by experienced support workers who have a real passion for seeing our students succeed within the programs and on a film set.

Free Taster Workshops

Beep Beep!! We’re excited to announce the Bus is headed to Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains to deliver our award-winning Accessible Film Studies Program for people living with disability.

Over the coming months, BSF will host a series of free taster workshops to allow potential students to get a feel for our year long program, which kicks off in full from February 2022 with three-hour weekly classes to be delivered over 40 weeks.

The new Programs will be delivered in partnership with our amazing program partners, RMIT University, Melbourne, Uni SA, Adelaide and Blue Mountains City Council.

Whilst the workshops will be supported by our own Support Workers, students who require specific support such as Auslan Interpreters, Live Captioning or one-on-one support will need to fund these through their own NDIS packages.  

Registrations to the free taster workshops are essential. 

Please select the session you would like to attend – you can attend more than 1!

Melbourne & Blue Mountains sessions are now open, with Adelaide to open shortly.

Program Partners

We’re grateful to our amazing partners who support us to deliver our Programs in accessible, creative learning environments. Our partners include the Australian Film Television and Radio School; Information +Cultural Exchange (I.C.E); Screen Canberra; Griffith Film School, Griffith University,  University of Wollongong and RMIT University, UNISA.

 

Program Schedules in 2022

All programs run from February to December 

Moore Park (Sydney) – Sundays
Western Sydney, Parramatta – Saturdays
Wollongong – Saturdays
Canberra, ACT – Saturdays
Brisbane, QLD – Sundays
Online – Saturdays
Melbourne – Sundays
Adelaide – Saturdays
Blue Mountains – Mondays

Fee Structure

Bus Stop Films is not a registered NDIS provider, however students can pay for the course using their NDIS funding. Students can be either Plan Managed or Self-Managed.

Program fee 2021$6000 (full year)*
Enrolment fee$100 (non-refundable)
Re-enrolment Fee$50 (non-refundable)

*Program fees are charged on a term by term basis at $1500.

Terms and conditions

Mongolia

Since 2018 Bus Stop Films has worked in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) to deliver our Program in Ulaanbaatar. In 2019 with the support of an Australian Cultural Diplomacy grant through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we produced an inclusively made short film Stairs. Take a look at our work with the ACM.

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