Black Screen

Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. We support the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen.

Our DVDs of contemporary Indigenous Australian films are available to individuals and organisations for use at screening events, festivals and community celebrations. The collection includes short film and documentaries by renowned filmmakers such as Warwick Thornton, Ivan Sen, Wayne Blair, Adrian Wills and Beck Cole.

The program runs throughout the year, taking content to remote Indigenous locations which may not otherwise get the chance to see their own stories on screen.

Indigenous stories, at the heart of your event

Buckskin (2013)

The NFSA’s Black Screen program brings our Indigenous stories and filmmaking talent to community events across Australia.

Black Screen DVDs are available free of charge for public screenings. Each DVD contains a selection of contemporary Indigenous short films and is provided on a loan basis for use at a special event or festival such as NAIDOC week.

There are many events held around Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A screening of Indigenous films can be a great addition to your community celebration!

This March we will release our newest titles including Ella Bancroft’s coming of age tale Destiny in the Dirt, and award-winning documentary Buckskin, a story of one man’s mission to renew a once extinct language, Kaurna.

To showcase Black Screen films at your event or festival, please apply online or contact the Black Screen Coordinator.

Other Indigenous film resources

  • The Black List – a comprehensive list of film and TV projects with Indigenous Australians in key creative roles.
  • Pathways & Protocols – a filmmaker’s guide to working with Indigenous people, culture and concepts.
  • Dreaming in Motion – an e-book celebrating Australia’s Indigenous filmmakers (2007).

Share: print