The Setting Sun International Film Festival is committed to promoting onscreen cultural diversity. We believe that everyone has the right to see themselves, positively promoted, on Australian screens, irrespective of their race, culture, gender, gender identity, sexuality, age and disability.
We believe in equality and respect for all people. During the festival, at all the venues we use, we will treat one another with equality, politeness and respect at all times. We are committed to creating a safe space, for those attending and working at our venues so that attendees are not subject to any harm.
When attending our venues, sessions and activities:
• Respect people’s physical and emotional boundaries.
• Always get explicit verbal consent before touching someone or crossing
• Respect people’s opinions, beliefs, differing states of being and points of
• Respect people’s pronouns; for example, they/them/theirs, she/her/hers,
• Be responsible for your own actions because they impact on others.
• Own up to your mistakes.
• Acknowledge and apologise for any unintended harm.
• Take responsibility for your own safety and ask for help if you need it.
• Do not engage in any behaviour or language that may perpetuate
oppression; i.e. being racist, ageist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic,
queerphobic, ableist, classist, sizeist, biphobic, whorephobic, polyphobic,
femmephobic, transmisogynistic or any bigoted behaviour.
• Be mindful that creating safer spaces is your own responsibility as well as the
responsibility of the people around you.
• Enjoy the festival and have fun
Please be aware that all people entering our venues are expected to keep the Safe Space Policy in mind at all times. If someone breaks the agreement, they will be asked to remove themselves from the space.