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The First Nations Film Festival 2023

May 30, 2023 - June 3, 2023

The First Nations Film Festival, formerly the Virtual Indigenous Film Festival, is returning as part of this year’s National Reconciliation Week.

Held from May 30 – June 3, the event features a selection of award-winning films – each with a Virtual Screening and live audience participation via Live Chat – with the aim of bringing audiences together from around the country, and spark discussions surrounding the 2023 Reconciliation Week theme: Be a Voice for Generations.

This year’s festival will present four feature films and a program of First Nations Short Films. Included in line-up of features are Larissa Behrendt’s You Can Go Now, a portrait of the incredible Aboriginal artist Richard Bell; Douglas Watkin’s documentary Alick And Albert; Bill Code’s Lake Of Scars, which details the relationship between an ageing white former farmer and members of Victoria’s Yung Balug clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung; and We Are Still Here, an anthology of eight stories by and about First Nations people.

The First Nations short film strand comprises Wirnitj, Djambi, Sunnies, and Close to the Bone.

This year, the First Nations Film Festival is supporting and raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).



May 30, 2023
June 3, 2023
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