We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land we live and work on and pay our respect to the Elders past, present and future.

Presenting Aboriginal film content and activities during CinefestOZ Film Festival.

IndigifestOZ showcases quality Indigenous film works and engages film-goers through a combination of Feature Films in General Screenings, Short Films in Festival Side Bars and in the free Community Screenings.

Together with the Cinesnaps Schools Program, IndigifestOZ also offers school incursions and excursions, including engagement with established and emerging Aboriginal filmmakers.

In promoting Aboriginal film works, new audiences develop, as does an increased awareness and understanding of culture and appreciation of Aboriginal talent.

Each year IndigifestOZ includes an exciting line up of films, events and Indigenous film guests for schools and community members to enjoy. 

2017 IndigifestOz Day, was a huge success with a record number of attendees from over 10 local school groups along with hundreds of community members.   Attendees were treated with the stories of Indigenous Elders, entertained by wonderful Indigenous dance and engaged in many fantastic educational film activities.  Think Green Screen, Silent Cinema, Makeup and Wound Workshops and Virtual Reality experiences.  Something for all! See our 2017 program below for more information.

If you have any questions about IndigifestOZ or would like to register your interest for 2018 please contact that Community Manager on E: or register your interest below. 

2017 IndigifestOZ Program

IndigifestOZ Day

Come along and enjoy a vibrant day featuring Aboriginal guests and films plus interactive filmmaking fun and Indigenous stalls.

Friday 25 August  | 10am-2pm
Festival Hub – Undulup Room, City of Busselton Civic Centre

Welcome to Country
Busselton Primary School Choir
Mark Coles Smith Retrospective showreel and Q&A

Last Cab to Darwin screening at Busselton Visitor Centre
FREE-includes return shuttle to Visitor Centre

Stalls open, including Indigenous products for sale plus Aboriginal health and support organisations.  Enjoy innovative film formats and interactive filmmaking experiences, plus a chance to see Collisions – A virtual reality experience.

*Organisations: SWAMS, AIME, Undalup Association, Noongar Boodjar Language Centre and Bess Home & Community Care 

*Products: Ochre Images, Karla Koondarn, and Max Black

IndigifestOZ Program

As well as IndigifestOZ Day, the program includes a Retrospective screening, Side Bar short films and feature films. Bookings and information can be found HERE

Mark Coles Smith Retrospective and Screening of Last Cab to Darwin
Festival Hub and Busselton Visitor Centre
 Friday Aug 25 – 10am & 10.45am – FREE

Side Bars
Jewel Cave Saturday 26 August – 4pm
Caves House Hotel Sunday 27 August – 4pm

Feature Films
Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy MIFF@ CinefestOZ
Busselton Fri 25 Aug 10am & Sat 26 Aug 10am

Namatjira Project
Busselton Fri 25 Aug 3pm & Sat 26 Aug 2pm
Bunbury Sun 27 Aug 11.30am

The Song Keepers MIFF@ CinefestOZ
Busselton Fri 25 Aug 12.15pm
Busselton Sun 27 Aug 10am

Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands)

Exhibition supporting feature documentary film Namatijira Project
New Courtroom, Courthouse Gallery
Art Geo Complex
4 Aug – 10 Sept – 10am-4pm Daily FREE

Plus a unique opportunity to join the Namatjira ladies for a Watercolour Masterclass. Limited capacity – bookings and information can be found below. 

Watercolour Masterclass
IndigifestOZ is proudly supported by Rio Tinto and generous philanthropic donation from Kylie and Alan Brierty.