14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Wednesday 7th July, 6.30pm (Sold Out)

2nd Screening due to high demand (sponsored by Byron Theatre):
Saturday 10 July, 6.30pm – Tickets here
at Byron Theatre

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present an inspiring evening of aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021, this years theme ‘Heal Country!

This year’s programme curated from Flickerfest favourites will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories who’s compelling voices will inspire and delight.

The filmmakers have become some of the leading lights in indigenous filmmaking, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.

Programme includes: award winning short The Moogai by Casino wri/dir Jon Bell;
Closed Doors by award winning Australian actor Hunter Page-Lochard (Cleverman), starring Wayne Blair; the delightful & inspiring documentary Djuwalpada from Wagilak songman Daniel Wilfred all the way from North East Arnhem Land; moving sibling story Bala, the first short film by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s former senior choreographer Deborah Brown; & Bama by local emerging filmmaker Jahvis Loveday winner of the jury & audience award at this years iQ/Flickerfest Byron All Shorts.

Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers championing aboriginal voices through this years NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country!’; & support the celebration of aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Buy Tickets here: byroncentre.com.au or at the Byron Theatre (Community Centre)
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability': $17/$15 con
Don’t miss out – limited to 130 tickets due to Covid restrictions.

More info: 0414 779881

14th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 110min

View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 sizzle reel here

Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2021 programme here

Break It Down 'Bunyarra' still 1920wBREAK IT DOWN ‘BUNYARRA’ / 4mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Desert Pea
Bunyarra is the Bundjalung word for ‘in good health’, and Local Arakwal elder Delta Kay shares stories about her land and staying healthy on country during the pandemic.

Bama still 1920wBAMA / 5mins / 2020
Wri/Dir/Prod: Jahvis Loveday
After the first day of private school in the city, a young aboriginal boy reflects on his fear of losing the magic of family and community after being so far away from them.

Wirun still 1920wWIRUN / 9mins / 2020
Wri: Ebony McGuire, Chad O’Brien | Dir: Chad O’Brien | Prod: Jemma Douglas
A young Indigenous girl must dig deep to own her performance of a Shakespearean sonnet for her high school drama class.

The Moogai still 1920wTHE MOOGAI / 15mins / 2020
Wri/Dir: Jon Bell | Prod: Samantha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley
An Aboriginal psychological horror, THE MOOGAI is the story of a family terrorised by a child-stealing spirit.
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Sparkles still 1920wSPARKLES / 13mins / 2020
Wri: Tina Fielding | Dir: Jacqueline Pelczar | Prod: Cody Greenwood
A 30-something-year-old Down Syndrome woman leaves her past behind, and runs away from a small country town, heading towards the city. Along her journey, she makes an unlikely friendship with a Drag Queen from the Outback, teaching us all not to be afraid to celebrate who we are.

Bala still 1920wBALA / 10mins / 2020
Wri: Melissa Lee Speyer | Dir: Deborah Brown | Prod: Georgia Noe O’Brien
In this poetic short, a former navy officer reunites with his cousins to grieve after learning of his much-loved grandfathers’ death, soon after the break-up of a relationship.

Closed Doors still 1920wCLOSED DOORS / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Hunter Page-Lochard, Carter Fred Simpkin | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
Regaining consciousness in a car wreck, a young father finds that his daughter is missing.
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Djuwalpada still 1920wDJUWALPADA / 14mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Daniel Wilfred | Wri: Nicola Bell | Prod: Courtney Collins
Djuwalpada is the story of a young songman from southeast Arnhem Land sharing his culture to keep it alive.
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Between Two Lines still 1920wBETWEEN TWO LINES / 15mins / 2019
Wri/Dir: Jack Steele | Prod: Mitchell Stanley, Toni Stowers
A story of two men’s journey for their identity set in WW1.
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Elders still 1920wELDERS / 10mins / 2019
Wri: Tracey Rigney | Dir: Tony Briggs | Prod: Damienne Pradier
Two Elders feel their grandson is ready to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip him with the tools to maintain the future survival of his culture.