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Angela Blake

Facilitating Artist

Angela is the Co-Founder and Director of SF3 - SmartFone Flick Fest, now the biggest film festival in the world solely dedicated to smartphone filmmaking. Founded in 2015, they have had a sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Event Cinemas George St, Palace Chauvel and the Actors Centre Australia Theatre. SF3 screens short and feature films from all over the world from filmmakers of all ages. They have a huge education program and Angela has taught smartphone filmmaking and storytelling to students in all corners of metro and regional Australia, in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica, across Europe, American, Canada and across Asia. SF3 was ranked by American Express as one of the 12 International film festivals worth travelling alongside Cannes and Sundance. SF3 was also the Australian Champion Small Business Award Winner in 2022 in the Performing Arts Category.

Angela is also an Accessible Filmmaking Tutor for Bus Stop Films. Bus Stop Films has been in operation since 2009, teaching adults with disabilities and others from marginalised communities film studies. They use filmmaking and the film industry to change community attitudes globally around the rights and contribution to society of and by people with disability. With Bus Stop Films she has directed and co-written two iPhone shorts - 'The Society Experiment' and 'Career Fight' - which are currently on the festival circuit.

She is also an accomplished emerging director and writer in both film and theatre. Short films include: 'Upsold', 'Face the Day', 'The Circle Game & BE'. Theatre includes: 'The Restaurant Diaries', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Weeing on a Stick' which won the Wildcards award at Short+Sweet.

Angela teaches filmmaking and acting throughout Australia with SF3 and NIDA and she also worked at The Wayside Chapel in Sydney for the past 8 years and has produced countless short films and documentaries with her students and staged many theatre productions including 'Cosi'. She is a passionate educator and especially loves teaching in the not-for-profit space.

Angela also works as a performer. Her most recent acting credits include 'From All Sides', 'A Place to Call Home' Season 6, 'Love Child' Season 2 and 'Top of the Lake: China Girl. She has also worked as a dancer, singer and acrobat in over 16 countries for companies including Princess Cruise Lines, MEI, Cartoon Network and in various circuses.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Griffith University and a Masters in Fine Arts and Creative Writing from UTS. She has just finished writing her first feature film and is working on her second.

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