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Black is the New Orange

27 July 2015 10:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Non-Indigenous filmmakers who are keen to tackle Indigenous stories may want to attend the next session of Ozdox, the Australian Documentary Forum.

Entitled Black is the New Orange, the August 19 session at Aftrs will feature prominent Indigenous filmmakers and two Screen Australia executives.

They will be sharing insights into the storytelling process and the issues facing Indigenous Australia at the event produced in association with the Australian Directors Guild and Aftrs.

The panel will comprise Penny Smallacombe, head of indigenous at Screen Australia; Sam Griffin, an investment manager in the documentary unit of Screen Australia; Blackfella Films. Darren Dale; and factual series producer/ director Jacob Hickey.

Smallacombe is a member of the Maramanindji people from the Northern Territory. She has a Master of Arts (documentary producing) degree from Aftrs. She worked as producer/director with the Indigenous Programs Unit in the ABC and made several series of shorts for the ABC, »

- Don Groves

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Adg names Finders Award winner

20 April 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Writer-director Craig Monahan will get the chance to screen his film Healing to key industry figures in Los Angeles and New York after winning the Australian Directors Guild.s Finders Award.

In partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, the Adg selects one Australian feature film which is yet to secure Us distribution and is entered into the Adg Awards.

Monahan will accompany the film when it.s screened later in the year for distributors, managers and agents in La and NY.

Adg CEO Kingston Anderson said, .The Adg selects a film that is submitted to the Awards that does not have Us distribution and would provide the director with an opportunity to showcase their work. Healing and its director Craig Monahan fit perfectly for the Finders Award."

Produced by Tait Brady and Monahan.s Pointblank Pictures and co-scripted by the director and Alison Nisselle, the drama starring Don Hany, »

- Don Groves

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