Indigenous initiative to preserve storytelling

17 February, 2010 by IF

Press release from ScreenWest

ScreenWest in partnership with the Film and Television Institute (FTI) is calling for applications from Indigenous communities who are interested in recording, preserving and archiving the stories, accomplishments and reflections of their community members. Applications close March 15, 2010.


Indigenous Community Stories is an initiative which is aiming to film 100 Western Australian Indigenous stories and digitally archive them for future generations to view over the next 100 years and beyond.

ScreenWest will manage the applications and selection process of the community stories that will be filmed. FTI will then coordinate a film crew to visit the successful applicants’ community, to film and digitally archive the stories.

This project has been funded with the assistance of Lotterywest.

The third round of applications will close 5:00pm Monday March 15, 2010 and ScreenWest is keen to hear from community coordinators or representatives who want to have their community’s stories recorded on film.

Click here for the Indigenous Community Stories guidelines and the application form.

For further information or queries regarding completing the application, please contact ScreenWest’s Indigenous Project Officer, Debra Miller on (08) 9224 7340 or via Fax on (08) 9224 7341 or via email