The Digital Bibliography is a unique resource where students, teachers, researchers, filmmakers and members of the public can access a wide range of sources of information about Australian Indigenous Film and Television. The Indigenous Department of Screen Australia defines Indigenous film and television as screen projects with “Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians in key creative roles – at least as writer and director.” The Department’s Black List: Film and TV projects since 1970 with Indigenous Australians in key creative roles comprises more than 600 titles and provides a timeline of significant film and television projects and key events in the development of Indigenous filmmaking from 1970 to 2010.
By making sources of information about Indigenous-authored film and television easily accessible The Digital Bibliography enables local and international scholarship, film and media education, and public policy debate on Indigenous screen production in Australia.
- Digital access to relevant government reports and policy documents
- Summaries of key reports and policy documents
- Case studies of selected key films
- Comprehensive list of books, journal articles and film reviews
- Links to online film previews, interviews and other resources
This website was produced by Dr Therese Davis and Dr Romaine Moreton with research and technical assistance by Matteo Dutto and Sarah Cahill. It is an outcome of a collaborative research project, “Beyond the ‘Remote/Urban’ Divide: Re-Mapping Australian Indigenous Screen Content and its Audiences”, funded by a Screen Australia Research and Publication Partnership Program grant. It is hosted by Monash Artsonline and supported by Monash Library. Special thanks to Arts Subject Librarians Jacqueline Waylen and Janet McGarry and to Sian Mitchell and Genna Burrows for research assistance on media policy. We welcome information about new relevant resources or problems with links. Please contact us at:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of people who have since passed away.
- Curated by Dr Martin Mhando, the founder and director of Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), The Indigenous Australian Film Tour in East Africa has been Read more
- The Gods of Wheat Street final episode will air on ABC 1 this Saturday (17th May) at 8.30 pm. Written by Jon Bell (Redfern Now) and Read more
- Ivan Sen’s murder mystery Mystery Road won six of the eight awards for Australian films at the Australian Film Critics Association 2014 film and writing Read more
- The trailer for Guillermo Arriaga’s anthology film “Words with Gods” has been recently released and can be viewed below. Based on a concept by Guillermo Arriaga, Read more