Poster Festival of Aboriginal Australian Cinema 2018

CINEMA FROM A FIRST NATIONS PERSPECTIVE

After the indisputable success of its two previous editions, the third edition of the Festival of Indigenous Australian Cinema returns this year, taking place at the Cinéma des Cinéastes in Paris from 7 - 10 June 2018.

The theme for the 2018 edition is Connection to Country, which addresses from several angles the interdependence between the Aboriginal populations and the land. Ten films will be presented during the four day event. The festival expands this year with the inclusion of an immersive Hors Les Murs program at La Géode, Musée du Quai Branly, and the Planetarium at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

Festival Director and Australian filmmaker and historian, Greta Morton Elangué, says: “While Australian government agency Screen Australia is celebrating 25 years of funding for Aboriginal filmmakers this year, our festival is excited to celebrate this rich heritage with the inclusion of virtual reality in 2018, as well as meetings and screenings of feature films and documentaries. Aboriginal culture is recognised as a catalyst for environmental sustainability. Our festival will make you discover this unique heritage through the best of the new Aboriginal wave and all this in a summer atmosphere in Paris!"

Founded and organised by French association The Cloud Lab and Artistic Director Greta Morton Elangué, the Festival is an annual event dedicated to Indigenous Australian cinema.

You can find the official Festival program here.

You can access the Festival's website here.

 

PROGRAM AT CINEMA DES CINEASTES

Thursday 8 June:
7.30pm: THE SONG KEEPERS
by Naina Sen – 2017 /Documentary/84mins/French
With the presence of Ambassador of Australia to France H.E. Mr Brendan Berne, and Outre-Mer 1ere and France O Executive Director Mr Walles Cotra (on condition of availability).

Saturday 9 June:
4.30pm: PUTUPARRI + THE RAINMAKERS
by Nicola Ma – 2015/Documentary/95mins/English and Wangkatjungka/VOSTF

6.30pm: NAMATJIRA PROJECT
by Sera Davies – 2017/Documentary/87mins/VOSTF
The festival welcomes a discussion with the public following the screening with Régine Cuzin, independent curator.

8.30pm: MA’OHI NUI AU COEUR DE L’OCEAN MON PAYS
by Annick Ghijzelings – 2018/Documentary/113mins/French and Tahitian
World Premier at Berlinale 2018. Preview in the presence of the director. 

Sunday 10 June:
4.00pm: JASPER JONES
by Rachel Perkins - 2016/Feature Film/105mins

4.00pm: BLUEY
By Darlene Johnson - 2015/Short Film/15mins/VOSTF

6.30pm : ZACHS CEREMONY
by Aaron Pedersen – 2016/Documentary/93mins/VOSTF

8.30pm : CHARLIES COUNTRY
by Rolph de Heer - 2014/Feature Film/108mins/VOSTF
David Gulpilil winner of Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival 2014 - Un Certain Regard. 

BOOKINGS: Cinéma des Cinéastes

HORS LES MURS PROGRAM

Friday 8 - Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 June
La Géode:
From 2.30pm every 30 minutes: COLLISIONS
By Lynette Wallworth - 2017/Virtual Reality 360 degrees/15mins/VF
Nominated for the category “Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary” at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
BOOKINGS: La Géode

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 June
The Planetarium, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie:
Sessions 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm: CORAL REKINDLING VENUS
By Lynette Wallworth - 2012/Full Dome 360 degrees/45mins
Official Selection 2013 Sundance Film Festival
This large-scale project includes underwater images of Grammy Award-winning director of photography 
David Hannan and the music of eminent Aboriginal artist Dr. Geoffrey Gurumul Yunupingu (22/01/1971 -25/07/2017).
>> BOOKINGS: Planétarium - Cité des Sciences

Saturday 16 June
Salon de Lecture Jacques Kerchache, Musée du Quai Branly:
Sessions 4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm: COLLISIONS
By Lynette Wallworth - 2017/Virtual Reality 360 degrees/15mins/VF
Nominated for the category “Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary” at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Free admission on reservation (limited places).

Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache, Musée du Quai Branly:
5.30pm-6.30pm: COLLISIONS ROUND TABLE MEETING
Meeting with Lynette Wallworth (on condition of availability), director, Anne Alvaro, French narrator of the film and Greta Morton Elangué, artistic director Australian Aboriginal Film Festival. Booking is recommended.

>> BOOKINGS: Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache, Musée du Quai Branly

 

Poster Collisions at Musee du quai Branly 16 May 2018

SOURCES:
Festival of Indigenous Australian Cinema, Paris
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris