Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc
Tuesday 5th July, 6.30pm
at the Byron Theatre
The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present their annual evening of inspiring aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 and this year’s theme ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’
This year’s programme of Flickerfest favourites is curated from the recent Flickerfest Academy® qualifying Australian competition and will take you on a special journey with some incredibly strong and powerful stories, who’s compelling voices will inspire, move and delight.
The filmmakers and film creatives featuring in the 15th Arakwal NAIDOC week screening are some of the leading lights in indigenous film today, blazing brightly on Australian screens and stage.
The programme features 10-multi award winning short films with highlights including the moving and insightful ‘Strange Country’, winner of Best Cinematography at Flickerfest 2022, produced and shot by award-winning Aboriginal cinematographer Tyson Perkins, starring acclaimed actor Hunter Page-Lochard, the delightful animation ‘Jarli’ about a young First Nations girl in outback Australia who dreams of flying to the stars co-written by Casino Bundjalung man Jon Bell, the delightful ‘Shiny One’ from writer /director Viviana Petyarre, an Alyawarre filmmaker from Utopia in the Northern Territory and award winning producer Tanith Glynn Maloney’s first film as writer/ director ‘Finding Jedda’ based on the original auditions for the role in 1953 and a tribute the original ‘Jedda’ star the late Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM.
A local Arakwal Traditional Custodian will welcome us all to Country on the night.
Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible First Nations filmmakers championing Aboriginal voices through this year’s NAIDOC theme; ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ & support the celebration of Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week.
A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre & sponsored by The Byron Theatre.
Buy Tickets here: on the Byron Theatre What’s On page or at the Byron Theatre
Tickets also available at door – ‘subject to availability’: $17/$15 con
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More info: 0414 779881
15th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Short Films Screening Programme – 98min
View the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 sizzle reel here
Download Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2022 programme PDF here
FLiCKERFEST 2022 Indigenous Spotlight programme
Wanmari / 4min / 2021
Wri: Karen Rogers | Dir: Jake Duczynski | Prod: Courtney Collins
A Ngalakgan woman from Ngukurr, NT, just wants to catch a nailfish at her favourite fishing spot, Wanmari. But her family are thwarting her plans. When she sees an eagle, her grandfather’s dreaming, she remembers to use the knowledge she has of Country & soon, good luck comes her way.
Good Night / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir: David Vincent Smith | Prod: Kate Separovich
A busy sound engineer (Clarence Ryan) accepts a last-minute recording job from a stranger (Caroline Brazier) instead of heading home to his family & is deeply affected by the song he’s recording.
Finding Jedda / 8min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Tanith Glynn-Maloney
At St Mary’s Anglican Home, Alice Springs, 1953, two best friends go head to head auditioning for the lead role in a movie, & face the prospect of leaving the Home for good.
Jarli / 8min / 2021
Wri: Jon Bell, Andrew Dillon, Erica Harrison | Dir: Chantelle Murray, Simon Rippingale | Prod: Ryan Greaves
Jarli Jones, a young First Nations girl in outback Australia, dreams of flying to the stars and sets out on an adventure to do just that.
Lifeblood / 19min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Nicholas Tory | Prod: Jonathan Nix, Aunty Dot Martin, Phil Sullivan
A stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.
Strange Country / 15min / 2021
Wri/Dir/Prod: Rhys Day | Prod: Tyson Perkins
Strange Country is a tale about ancient spirits that inhabit a far remote corner of Australia’s wilderness, and the people they choose for special tasks to protect the land from those that wish to steal from it for personal gain.
Sunnies / 11min / 2020
Wri/Dir: Ismail Khan | Prod: Skye Leon
After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops – an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.
Jacky Jacky The Hellicopter Pilot / 4min / 2021
Wri: James Schultz | Dir: Rodney Stratton | Prod: Sue Hanson
Jacky Jacky is jack of all trades on a station near Norseman, WA. The best mustered around! That is, until the helicopter arrives. This fun Aboriginal joke provides a giggle!
Total Runtime: 98 mins