CANCELLED: Due to unforseen circumstances. Australia’s premier international film festival is back for 12 days and nights in June with the world’s...

Sydney Film Festival Presents 25 Years of Screen Australia's Indigenous Department


Art Gallery Rd
2000 NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Two Bob Mermaid

Event Details

CANCELLED: Due to unforseen circumstances. 

Australia’s premier international film festival is back for 12 days and nights in June with the world’s best new films. Sydney Film Festival has partnered with Vivid Ideas to present a diverse range of talks with guest filmmakers and industry experts. 

2018 marks 25 years since the Indigenous Department at Screen Australia was established, resulting in the creation of some of the nation's most beloved films, television shows and documentaries. In celebration of this momentous anniversary, Sydney Films Festival will be screening a retrospective called From Little Things Big Things Grow, which consists of four collections of short films, made up of the seminal works of some of Australia's most influential First Nations Filmmakers including Warwick Thornton, Wayne Blair and Wesley Enoch. 

The collections are called From Sand to Celluloid, Shifting Sands, Dreaming in Motion and Crossing Tracks. After the screening of the final package, former funders and filmmakers from Screen Australia’s Indigenous Unit will host a talk to discuss 25 years of industry change.

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.