The films and television series featured on this map are representative of diverse models of screen production, from small independent works to big-budget feature films. They have been supported by a range of screen organisations including the Indigenous Branch of Screen Australia (formerly Film Australia), state film agencies, Indigenous production units in Australian public broadcasting services (ABC, SBS), Remote Indigenous Media organisations, the National Indigenous Television service (NITV), and, more recently, global media companies. When story location is not known, we have used production company location.

I think the quality of Indigenous cinema in the last five to ten years, and now with a new kind of commercial cinema like The Sapphires and TV series like Redfern Now and Gods of Wheat Street, it’s opened up Australia a little bit. I’m not too sure how long it’s going to last, I don’t want to be too negative, but it’s definitely opened up a little bit more than it’s ever been. We’ll see...

Wayne Blair, Indigenous Writer, Director, Actor. Huff Post.com. 2013.