THE FIRST NATIONS FILM FESTIVAL

“Physical Screenings”

Type:Festival

Dur:Various

Year:2024

BE PART OF NAIDOC CELEBRATIONS

JULY 7 – JULY 21

Experience the power of First Nations storytelling by joining The First Nations Film Festival 2024 during NAIDOC Week. This year’s theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud,’ celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and amplifies voices that have long been silenced.

Event Dates: July 7 to July 21

Our festival features 2x lineups of inspiring films that examine and drive discussion on crucial issues. As NAIDOC Week approaches, let’s honor the voices of First Nations artists and filmmakers who use their talents to inspire change and make a difference for their communities.

The #NAIDOC2024 theme reminds us to stand in solidarity, celebrating the strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures. Join us in celebrating these powerful stories and share this journey with friends and family.

THE NEW BOY
A nine-year-old Aboriginal Australian orphan boy arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun.
Duration: 116 mins
Rating: M

NAA MURU GURUNG
This film celebrates the fight for Aboriginal children’s right to public education, highlighting pioneers who created a more equal system. It showcases Aboriginal teachers’ rise and their positive impact on Australian society, recalling the challenges faced for a better future.
Duration: 115 mins Rating: G

CARRY THE FLAG
This story follows Bernard Namok Senior, who designed the Torres Strait Flag, creating meaning for his people. His son, Bala B, sees the flag as a symbol of home and family. Bernard won the design competition in 1992 but died a year later at 31. Join Bala B as he honors his father’s legacy across the Torres Straits.
Duration: 28 minRating: G

COUNTRYMAN
Retracing his late father’s footsteps, a traveler from the urban coast embarks on a 10,000km road trip around Northern Australia. In remote desert country he encounters an emerging Warumungu artist whose father was also a migrant.
Duration: 118 mins
Rating: PG

MAMMUNG
“MAMMUNG” delves into the Noongar people’s living memory of a 10,000-year-old sea-level rise, as Dr. Noel Nannup recounts the ancient story of MAMMUNG the whale, highlighting the adaptation and resilience of indigenous Australians amidst climate change
Duration: 44 mins
Rating: G

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