Hope City screening at Flickerfest

The Australian Premiere of Short Film 'HOPE CITY'

Join JMC Academy for the Australian Premiere of short film ‘Hope City’ co-written & produced by Melbourne Head of Film and Television, Peter George and written & directed by Thomas Baricevic.

‘Hope City’ will screen in competition as part of the 25th International Short Film Festival Flickerfest on:


Saturday 9th January 2016




Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach


For further details and ticketing information click here.. 

‘Hope City’ recently had its World Premiere at Interfilm – 31st International Short Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. This film was, in part, an outreach project with the Sudanese community but it was also very much a JMC Academy collaboration with a number of past and present JMC students in key cast and crew roles.

We invite you to join Peter George and Thomas Baricevic at the Australian Premiere in Sydney this Saturday 9th January! 

Visit the Flickerfest Website for more information about the 2016 Film Awards.

JMC Cast & Crew 

This project was an outreach project of sorts. Director Thomas Baricevic worked extensively with the Sudanese community and at the time JMC Melbourne campus had a range of Sudanese students studying in the FTV department. Thomas Baricevic approached Peter George to collaborate on this project and the story was developed. Thomas physically wrote the script. Peter then sought to engage various students in a host of Cast and Crew roles that connected working professionals with existing students on a professional short film production. 


Awak Kongor - Mary  
Kor Pouc  - Deng  
Mona Chol - mother in shop  


First Assistant Directors  - TJ Hibbert & Sam Trewin  
Production Designer - Kimberly Foreman  
Second Assistant Camera - Nic Fenton  
Best Boy - Christian DiBlasi  
Boom Operator - Maddie Williamson (former Audio student) 
Production Managers - Sam Trewin & TJ Hibbert  
Data Wranglers - Nic Fenton & Justin Macawili  
Continuity - Fay Griffin  
Production Assistants - Mona Chol, Kor Pouc & Bantu Zondani  
Production Runners - Casey Bozkewycz & Jacqueline Williamson  
Dinka and Arabic translations - Awak Kongor & Kor Pouc  

'Hope City' World Premier at Interfilm 2015 Berlin, Germany