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 Indigenous 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: [email protected] or register your interest below.
What an enjoyable and vibrant day we had!
Read on for an overview of the 2017 event, open to all the community, held at the Festival Hub – Undulup Room, City of Busselton Civic Centre
Commencing with a Welcome to Country, patrons then enjoyed songs in language from the Busselton Primary School Choir, followed by the a Q&A with IndigifestOZ Retrospective guest Mark Coles Smith.
As part of Mark’s Retrospective Last Cab to Darwin then screened at Busselton Visitor Centre.
Throughout the day, stalls were open, including Indigenous products for sale plus Aboriginal health and support organisations. Plus innovative film formats and interactive filmmaking experiences, including a chance to see Collisions – A virtual reality experience.
Stay tuned for the 2018 program!
As well as IndigifestOZ Day, the program includes a Retrospective screening, Side Bar short films and feature films. Bookings and information coming soon!
IndigifestOZ Retrospective – Including a Q&A and FREE film screening, this is chance to hear from a renowned Indigenous filmmaker about their life and journey in the film industry.
Side Bars – Held at select venues across the region, these film events incorporate guest appearances and Q&A sessions with the Indigenous filmmakers.
2017 venues were Jewel Cave and Caves House.
2017 Feature Films
Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy [email protected] CinefestOZ
The Song Keepers [email protected] CinefestOZ
In the Community – 2017 also saw an exciting opportunity develop into an art exhibition supporting feature documentary film Namatjira Project at the ArtGeo Complex. This included a unique opportunity to join the Namatjira ladies for a Watercolour Masterclass.