A collaboration between the SA Government Department of Human Services and Flinders University Screen Production, the Community Voices Program partners Flinders filmmaking students and community organisations in the production of short documentaries and online video ads that recruit, promote and celebrate volunteers in South Australia.
The program sees students working independently and collaborating with real-life clients to deliver videos to help make a difference. Community organisations use the videos to promote their business, fundraise, recruit volunteers and raise general awareness about the work they do in the wider community.
Each project takes up to 250 hours of student time. Students are involved in research, writing, producing, directing, cinematography, editing and sound design. Since 2006 the Program has produced 130 short documentaries and video ads.