/News 29.06.16


Lynette Wallworth, who this month won The Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award, has been selected as one of the first NSW based practitioners to take up residence at Charlie’s – a dedicated work and networking space in Hollywood for Australian filmmakers.

Lynette, who received $10,000 as the inaugural winner of the award in addition to the residency at Charlie’s, was selected for her talents and imagination to showcase the stories of some of the world’s most unacknowledged, yet inspiring communities both here and internationally.

The Award forms part of Sydney’s international undertakings as a City of Film within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which was created by UNESCO in 2004 and includes 116 cities globally that promote cooperation and creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

Lynette’s most recent work, the VR film Collisions, which tells the story of Nyari Morgan who witnessed an atomic test in the South Australian outback in the 1950’s as his first contact with western culture, premiered at the World Economic Forum in Davos before screening at Sundance and most recently at the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty meetings at the UN in Vienna.

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