AFTRS to spotlight indigenous filmmakers at the Sydney Film Festival

31 May, 2016 by Staff Writer

Ivan Sen.

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AFTRS' Black Talk program will run two free talks at this year's Sydney Film Festival.

On June 12 at Sydney Town Hall, AFTRS in conjunction with Vivid Ideas is presenting A Double Bill: Indigeneity and Australian Screen Storytelling.

In the first session, producers David Jowsey (Satellite Boy, Mystery Road, Goldstone) and Ned Lander (Dangerous Remedy, The Wrong Side of the Road, Blood Brothers) will be joined by Screen Australia Development Executive Louise Gough. 

Kyas Sherriff, the head of AFTRS' Indigenous Unit, will moderate.

On the second panel, Margaret Pomeranz will appear in conversation with Goldstone's Ivan Sen, Alice Springs short filmmaker Dylan River and Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo (Four Sheets to the Wind, Barking Water, Mekko).

River's documentary Buckskin won the 2013 Dendy Foxtel Award and his short Nulla Nulla premiered at last year's Berlinale. 

“This compelling double bill will further the conversation on Australian practice around collaboration with Indigenous filmmakers as well as explore the rise and rise of Indigenous storytelling", Sherriff said. 

"It’s a chance for the public to get up close and personal with some leading creatives in the film Industry,”.

Reserve a spot here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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