- Thursday 29 October 2020
STUFFit Film Festival
On Saturday the 18th October I was honoured to be invited and present three awards at the STUFFit Student Film Festival that was held at the Majestic Cinemas in Nambour. St John’s College first started STUFFit in 2011. What began as a small national festival has grown to become the largest and only film festival in the world that is student run and showcases innovative work of high school film makers and content creators exclusively.
The talent on show was very impressive. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone involved, especially behind the scenes. If the film industry is something that interests you, STUFFit organises a variety of workshops throughout the year. Follow their Facebook page and visit their website for more information – www.stuffitfilmfest.com.
Supporting Nambour entrepreneurs
Earlier this month I did a tour of Nambour businesses along Price St and Windsor Rd with economic development officers from council. There was a level of optimism among business owners and a positive view regarding the future.
One of the best things we can all do to support businesses is to continue to shop local, follow social distancing and all Covid safe plans. You could adopt a shop (or shops) and support small local businesses and by shopping locally you know that money is staying in Nambour and the Sunshine Coast community.
Major Grants for Division 10
I’d like to congratulate all of the successful recipients of council’s latest round of the Major Grants program. So many worthy projects will now receive a helping hand.
Nambour Community Centre was awarded $10,000 to build relationships with local First Nations peoples and identify opportunities in services and community needs. Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society Inc will receive $7700 for maintenance work on a locomotive at the miniature railway in the Florence St park. To see the full list visit council’s website.
Demand for grant funding is increasing and in light of the disruptions COVID-19 has caused our community, council will continue to offer grants as a strategic investment tool.