• A Short History of Indigenous Filmmaking.

    After almost a century of silence as a creative voice in screen culture, Indigenous filmmakers have, within a generation, become a vibrant presence in the centre of filmmaking in Australia. Liz McNiven explores the short but significant move from being in front of to behind the camera. (Source: Australian Screen Website)
  • ABC - Indigenous.

    The Indigenous section of the ABC website. Includes audio and video recordings of ABC TV and radio shows, arts review and research materials on special topics. (Source: ABC website)
  • AFTRS - Indigenous.

    Features information and links to all the training and mentoring initiatives run by the AFTRS.
  • ATOM Study Guides.

    ATOM, through its publications arm (Metro Magazine and Screen Education), produces study guides and educational kits for feature films, documentaries, television programs, exhibitions, etc. The study guides are written for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Metro Magazine has a team of curriculum experts from all curriculum areas who view the programs to decide whether or not they can be linked to the curriculum and, if so, then recommend what year levels and subject areas are appropriate for that particular program. Works by Indigenous filmmakers include: The Sapphires, Satellite Boy, Redfern Now, Coniston and more.
  • Black Screen - National Film and Sound Archive.

    Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. It supports the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen. (Source: National Film and Sound Archive website).
  • Blackfella Films.

    For over twenty years Blackfella Films has created innovative and high quality content across documentary and narrative in both short and feature formats for theatrical, television and online platforms. This side provides information about its award winning productions, which have screened at the premier international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin and Toronto. (Source: Blackfella Films website).
  • Blackwords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers.

    BlackWords researches and records a diverse range information about the lives and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers and the literary cultures and traditions that formed and influenced them. It covers all forms of creative writing, film, television, criticism and scholarship, both by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and literary cultures. (Source: Black Words website).
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association.

    The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) was the first Aboriginal group to be allocated a broadcasting license in 1980. Based in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), CAAMA is today one of the largest Indigenous production houses in Australia, promoting Aboriginal culture, language, music, film and dance and focusing in particular on the involvment of the local community. Their website features a catalogue of all past and present productions, as well as information on the services CAAMA provides and links to all their radio programs. (Source: CAAMA website)

In making First Australians it has been common for many to ask why hasn’t this story been told? The truth is these stories have been told, at least in print, by the historians we feature in our series … Although First Australians cannot hope to be as comprehensive as the work of these historians, it will provide the public (in the comfort of their own homes), a taste of the story that remains to be understood. Hopefully it will spark national interest in the people on whose lands we have made our homes.

Rachel Perkins, Indigenous Writer, Director, Producer. SBS.com.au, 2009.