Refugee Week

Refugee Week celebrates the contribution of newcomers to Australia. 

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what's the film about?


RUNTIME: 65 minutes 

RATING: All Ages

Australian filmmaker Jolyon Hoff was living in Jakarta when, four years ago, the Australian government took on hard-line policy against asylum seekers arriving by boat.

Looking to understand what happens to those turned away, Hoff travelled to Cisarua, the staging post that housed many of the refugees looking for a home in Australia. Meeting two Hazara refugees, photographer Muzafar Ali and filmmaker Khadim Dai, Hoff follows as the community of Cisarua defies the restrictions that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have placed on any and all organised groups in order to create a learning centre for refugee children. 

An important and uplifting documentary that allows it’s subjects to tell their own story, THE STAGING POST is a tribute to humanity, friendship, and those that are unafraid to be the change. 

‘…a quiet film with a loud message.’ – Film Ink


what's included in the screening kit?

· Public Exhibition License

· All the marketing tools to promote your event (posters, images, trailers, socials, press)

· Immersive cinema experience including on-screen preshow presentations

· Screening Format (DVD/Bluray/DCP)

· Event run sheet you can customise

· Event ideas to make your screening an engaging experience for your audience

· Click here for the Refugee Week Celebration Screening Information Sheet


Q: Can I screen the film more than once?

A: Yes! Additional screening fees may apply. Get in touch with us for more details. 

Q: Do I need a license to screen a film? 

A: Yes! In Australia, you need a Public Exhibition License to screen a film anywhere outside of a private property. We take care of this for you in your booking. 

Q: What types of venues can I screen in?

A: Aside from regular cinemas, you can screen films in performing arts theatres, community halls, Clubs, school auditoriums, and even resorts and hotels. 

Q: What do I need to do after I have booked?

A: Simple. Book a venue. Use our marketing tool kit. Attract an audience. Host the event! 

Click here for FOA booking terms & conditions

newcomers, not refugees

Refugee Week provides an opportunity for the Australian public to celebrate the immense courage, resilience and valuable contributions made by refugees to Australian society. For many Australians, Refugee Week provides an opportunity to meet a refugee for the first time. Storytelling provides a great way to do this- and films like Joylon Hoff’s THE STAGING POST tell these stories through the unique, personal perspectives of newcomers travelling to Australia.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, the Gumbaynggirr people, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging. 

This always was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

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