Welcome to Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography

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 are constantly updating and expanding this bibliography. Please feel free to send us details of publications on Australian Indigenous filmmaking not yet listed. We also welcome links to new and relevant websites, including film production websites.


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.

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