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Talkin’ Pictures, Indigenous Film Festival

Join FCAC and Melbourne Community Indigenous Film Collective in celebrating the journeys of Indigenous film makers as the Talkin’ Pictures Film Festival highlights the diversity and complexities of Indigenous story telling being captured in today’s cinema.

Indigenous cultural identity in cinema offers a multi-faceted stream of challenging ideas of Australian history, our environment and sense of time and place. It documents, interrogates and leads cultural change as well as providing a backdrop for social and political achievements since colonisation.

We invite you to laugh and cry with us as we explore age-old traditions, lore and cultural stories that share universal messages of survival, endurance, love and continuing cycles of both resistance and co-existence.

WHEN: Friday 3 July – Sunday 5 July
FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Friday 3 July, from 6pm
 FCAC Performance Space and Basement Theatre
Book now for your free tickets to the launch

Talkin’ Pictures Opening Night

Allan Collins (Beneath Clouds, Mad Bastards), Pauline Wyman (Our Stories, Our Way Everyday), Uncle Bobby Nicholls (Yarnin’ Pictures) and other guests will discuss the history, impact and future of Indigenous cinema in this special forum.
Featuring new short films by local film makers and a special late night screening of feature film Mystery Road.

Forum and Short Films: Friday 3 July 6pm – 9pm
Mystery Road screening: Friday 3 July, 9:30pm – late
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

Small Mob Cinema

Drop by the FCAC PORTable Container for a selection of short documentaries including Yarnin’ Pictures, a beautiful series of Victorian Aboriginal oral histories recorded by local communities, along with NITV’s Our Stories, Our Way Everyday, a series of documentaries to share stories of our life, history and culture.

WHEN: Friday 3 July, from 5pm – late, All Day Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 July
VENUE: FCAC PORTable Container


Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre
As part of NAIDOC Week program