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BIRRARANGGA Film Festival

Still from Muru showing a man on a quad bike followed by others on horseback with flags
Still from animated short Jarli showing a girl on a bike fashioned as a plane
Still from Don't Bury Me Without Ivan showing a man outdoors with an old-fashioned camera
Still from Bones of Crows showing an aerial view of a small group on horseback on a plain
Still from Windcatcher showing a boy running and smiling
Still from A Boy Called Piano showing a man in a prison cell looking out a barred window
Still from Muru showing a man on a quad bike followed by others on horseback with flags
Still from animated short Jarli showing a girl on a bike fashioned as a plane
Still from Don't Bury Me Without Ivan showing a man outdoors with an old-fashioned camera
Still from Bones of Crows showing an aerial view of a small group on horseback on a plain
Still from Windcatcher showing a boy running and smiling

Overview

The National Film and Sound Archive is proud to partner with BIRRARANGGA Film Festival to celebrate global Indigenous films that explore the curatorial themes of 'strength, resilience and the environment'.

A selection of 15 outstanding feature-length and short films from First Nations creatives around the world will screen at NFSA's Arc Cinema. The program also includes a panel conversation with international screen leaders who will explore the idea of Story Sovereignty and examine the age-old question of who gets to tell Indigenous stories.

First Nations relationships to the image as a form of expression, particularly in Australia, are connected to thousands of years of cultural practices. Curated by Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung)/Yorta Yorta screen creative and actor Tony Briggs and producer/curator Damienne Pradier, BIRRARANGGA honours that history and acknowledges the contemporary currency of the moving image, of film, as an expression of the human experience in relation to our natural surroundings.

Special guests include Tony Briggs.

Single tickets are available as well as discounted 3-Film and 5-Film passes.

BIRRARANGGA is a not-for-profit organisation that advances and promotes Indigenous filmmakers by encouraging innovative ways of thinking, creating and developing all Indigenous forms of the art of cinema. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Your generous support will help maintain the operation of Australia's only Indigenous-led film festival.

Dates

20–23 Jun 2024
June 2024
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