Photo: Mitch (Michelle) Torres (director) and Alan Collins (cinematographer), on location Jandamarra’s War (Electric Pictures and Wawili Pitjas co-production, 2011) ©Andrew Ogilvie, Electric Pictures Pty Ltd.

Sharing Knowledge. Respecting Culture

This website is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and resources about Australian Indigenous film and television. It has been built as part of a collaborative research project between an Australian Indigenous scholar and filmmaker – Romaine Moreton – and two non-Indigenous scholars – Therese Davis and Chris Healy. Our aim is to foster new frames of understanding Australian Indigenous film and television and its rich history. Our vision is a collaborative research community founded on Indigenous research principles and priorities. We recognise and promote creative practice as research, and we value diverse knowledge and ideas.

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Our Features

Interactive Map

Search for information about more than 200 films and TV series written and directed by Indigenous screen creatives by location.

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Projects

Find out more about Dr Romaine Moreton’s interrogation of the Australian audiovisual archive in her transmedia project One Billion Beats.

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Policy and protocols

Find copies of government policies on Indigenous film and broadcasting from the 1970s to the present. Learn about the history of Indigenous protocols and guides for filmmakers working in Indigenous communities.

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Resources

Search our extensive database of books, journal articles, reviews, interviews and websites devoted to Australian Indigenous film and television.

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For me, Indigenous filmmaking … is not about the box-office takings … it’s not about if you win a bloody Oscar. It’s about the longer-term idea of changing Australia and how people see us, and changing ourselves as well.

Warwick Thornton, Indigenous Writer, Director and Cinematographer. ACMI Generator: Reclaiming Indigenous Australian Identity: Filmmakers. 2010.