LEADING THE WAY
AFTRS' Indigenous supports and identifies pathways for talented Indigenous storytellers.
With a long and proud history of providing deep learning in film literacy and the broadcast industries enabling our storytellers to be authorities of their craft AFTRS is a national and global leader in education and training.
AFTRS Indigenous facilitates and delivers:
- Robust conversations on Black Screen today: BLACK TALK
- Talent identification and access to career development and higher education
- Opportunities and skills for our filmmakers to learn how to operate and excel in a platform agnostic world
- Specialist programs such as the dedicated cinematography workshop: BLACK SHOT
- Read about the opportunities for Indigenous Support at AFTRS: NEXT INTAKE
- Find out about Short Course support options
"As the great film maker Rachel Perkins reminds us with consummate elegance – the first plank in the construct that makes Australia unique is being home to the longest continuous human culture and settlement. This is something that no one else can claim. These cultures were and are about place, land, people and stories. The stories have been handed down from generation to generation across more than 40,000 years. As the chair of AFTRS, one of a handful of national cultural institutions, I take this very seriously.
Now AFTRS is only a little over 40 years old, but we have an important cultural remit. To tell stories, to develop expertise, to help make them available, to equip young people to cope and excel in a new world – yet deeply steeped in the knowledge of the past."
- AFTRS Council Chair, Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA
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Stills from the work of AFTRS Indigenous alumni: Warwick Thornton's Samson & Delilah sourced form samsonanddelilah.com.au, Catriona McKenzie's Satellite Boy sourced from saltypopcorn.com.au, Rachel Perkins' Bran Nue Day sourced from if.com.au and Ivan Sen's Mystery Road sourced from saltypopcorn.com.au
Last updated 14 September 2016
The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.