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Viewing films where tagged First Nations
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Ablaze

Ablaze

Tiriki Onus thought he knew his grandfather Bill, until an unearthed film reel suggests he might have been the first ever Aboriginal filmmaker.

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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

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Angh

Angh

Director Theja Rio

In 1960s rural India, a village chief and his son resist the pressure of conforming to the new world of Christianity.

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Araatika: Rise Up!

Araatika: Rise Up!

For Indigenous Australian rugby league players, a pre-game ‘unity dance’ is an important step towards celebrating their cultures and combating entrenched racism.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Leah Purcell AM writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.

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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Films that experiment with form, content and style.
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Finding Jedda

Finding Jedda

The directorial debut from producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney reimagines the 1954 auditions for Charles Chauvel’s iconic final film.

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Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

A Bruce Lee martial-arts classic gets an Indigenous twist as the first feature film ever to be fully dubbed in an Aboriginal Australian language.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
IOPU

IOPU

Moment and memory blend as you bear witness to a Samoan rite of passage.

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James & Isey

James & Isey

Ahead of her 100th birthday, Isey and her devoted son James prepare for the party of a lifetime.

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Maat Means Land

Maat Means Land

Director Fox Maxy

Poised at the intersection of activism and art, wunderkind Fox Maxy’s TikTok-esque tapestry documents the injustice and legacy of colonisation.

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MIFF Opening Night Gala - The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

MIFF Opening Night Gala - The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

Leah Purcell AM writes, directs and stars in this highly anticipated adaptation – a vivid reckoning with Australia’s colonial history through the tale of one woman’s resilience.

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NFSA Restores: Radiance

NFSA Restores: Radiance

Rachel Perkins’ affecting Aussie classic sees three estranged sisters reluctantly reunite for their mother’s funeral and grapple with long-suppressed family secrets.

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Nudo Mixteco

Nudo Mixteco

The lives of Indigenous women collide in this powerful feature debut, which takes aim at poverty, prejudice and the patriarchy.

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Off Country

Off Country

Indigenous teenagers navigate exams, social dramas and maintaining meaningful connections to home while at boarding school.

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The Story of Lee Ping

The Story of Lee Ping

Jillian Nguyen and Mark Coles Smith star as a Chinese erotic dancer and an Aboriginal farmhand in this 1920s period drama.

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Vacant Possession

Vacant Possession

Director Margot Nash

Starring Pamela Rabe, Margot Nash’s acclaimed first feature – now gloriously restored – is a must for the big screen.

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Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Go behind the scenes, and onto the stage, of a legendary concert to discover the story of Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, told in song.
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Wirun

Wirun

A Noongar high school student struggles to perform a Shakespearean sonnet for her drama class.

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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

From race to religion, flesh to nature, this comprehensive documentary explores how cinema exhumes the old traumas that modernity tries to bury.