Our Thursday Media Meet Ups have evolved!! Get involved https://sanctuarymyg.org/zoom

Today we submitted a grant application to the East Gippsland Shire Council for some start up funding for our MAD Local Legends project

We have some funding support from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal in Partnership with Sony Foundation – official announcement and more details to come!

The Sanctuary is working with key film industry professionals from Mallacoota and beyond to produce three short films on Mallacoota Local Legends for premier at an emerging & exciting grass roots film & arts festival ‘Mallacoota Random Acts’ in late Dec 2020. The primary aim of this pilot program is to develop a working model for ongoing film & media collaborations, projects & learning in the youth centre and throughout the broader community.


Check out Ashlee and Airly’s first starring and editing efforts


Our ambition is to have the first of many annual film festivals – featuring some locally made films and many more from the wide world – set up by the final week of December this year to be a poignant / funny / celebratory / healing commemoration of the fires and general upheaval 2020 has given us.

We are exploring ways to purchase a drive in cinema to be owned by the community to allow us to connect from the safety of our own cars even if COVID continues to keep us physically apart. We had one booked to rent for later this month but, alas, STAGE 3 HAPPENED!!!

We hope to invest in a community owned, portable drive-in cinema which will allow us to enjoy films or participate in webinars and community consultation in various suitable locations. During COVID it is an innovative way to meet immediate needs of getting together as a community to recover, connect and consult on our recovery decision while still creatively managing risk and respecting physical distancing measures. The first few events would be organised by the likes of ourselves and other Not-For-Profits and focus on safe community engagement, youth leadership and indigenous culture.