"Our community is strengthened by its cultural and religious diversity. We are so much more vigorous and effective as a group when we empower one another rather than fear each other. Baffle Creek’s Purple Turtle Short Film Festival promotes fellowship, inclusion and increased understanding and friendship within our community. I hope our region's teachers and students will recognise the festival as an artistic and creative opportunity to help join hands and hearts in peace."
"Baffle Creek’s Purple Turtle Short Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity for the community to celebrate our cultural diversity on World Harmony Day and to recognise the strength and breadth we receive from each other. My hope is that our youth, in particular, will take up this wonderful platform to work for peace and friendship."