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Berlinale - Blackbird Film Still - Kiko 08 © Amie Batalibasi

BLACKBIRD to Screen at Berlinale International Film Festival

BLACKBIRD has been invited to screen at the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival in February 2019 as part of the Berlinale NATIVe Program. It’s an honour for our film and this story to be recognised at an international festival of this calibre especially as it’s part of a program focusing on indigenous storytelling in the Pacific region. BLACKBIRD is […]

BLACKBIRD Festival Laurels

BLACKBIRD SBS OnDemand Screening 2018

After last year’s NITV national screening debut, BLACKBIRD (13 mins, PG) is now available to screen online for free for those in Australia, via the SBS OnDemand platform. Watch on your computer or phone until [EDIT: 17 January 2019] previous showing 9 December 2018. CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/BLACKBIRDSBS BLACKBIRD screened at the […]

TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2018 - Amie Batalibasi

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Filmmaker Lab

TIFF is a festival that I’ve always wanted to attend, so when I found out that I’d been selected for the TIFF Filmmaker Lab I was over the moooooon! 22 filmmakers, with feature films in development, were selected from around the world. And I’ve got to say that these peeps were […]

Mustangs TV Series Director Placement

Matchbox Mustangs TV Series Director Placement

I’ve just finished up a Director Placement on ABC ME’s Mustangs FC with Roger Hodgman who’s directed TV shows like Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, City Homicide and recent episodes of Wentworth. “Mustangs FC is a goal kicking comedy drama about girls who are abandoning the sidelines and starting their local football […]

BLACKBIRD ON DVD Ronin Films

BLACKBIRD DVD RELEASE

BLACKBIRD DVD INTERNATIONAL RELEASE 4th JULY 2018: http://bit.ly/BlackbirdRonin BLACKBIRD is a short film by Australian Solomon Islander filmmaker Amie Batalibasi, that sheds light on a little known part of history – Australia’s sugar slaves. Ronin Films will release the BLACKBIRD DVD 4th JULY 2018, 9am AEST. BLACKBIRD screened at the New […]

With Nyawuda Chuol (middle) & Anyuop Mijak Dau (right). Image: VU in the Community / Photographer: Shuttermain.

2018 Screenings & Exhibition News

In March, LIT, a video art work featuring Nyawuda Chuol was screened alongside 15 other artists/collectives at VU at MetroWest’s Come Together: International Women’s Day Exhibition. It was a pleasure to exhibit this work again with a group of diverse and creative women. More about LIT here. Also for International Women’s Day, Naomi Ball (filmmaker, friend, 1st AD […]

Rosa - Regina Lepping in Blackbird short film directed by Amie Batalibasi

BLACKBIRD SBS OnDemand Screening 2017

BLACKBIRD is here! ••• 2018 EDIT: BLACKBIRD has been released by Ronin Films and is available to watch via Vimeo On Demand or DVD: More Information ••• Our short film BLACKBIRD has played at film festivals around the world and now after the recent national screening on NITV, it’s officially available to […]

Solo Exhibition at Blak Dot Gallery in Melbourne

‘Aeasi: As far as the eye can see above the sea’ – a Solo Exhibition by Amie Batalibasi OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 5 October 6:30pm DATES: 6 Oct – 22 Oct 2017 ARTIST TALK: Sat 21 October, 2pm WHERE: Blak Dot Gallery, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick VIC 3056 (Enter via Dawson St) FACEBOOK […]

ABOVE: With actors Rosa & Shrut on the set of FRESH: Episode 3. Image: Dana Simon courtesy of FRESH.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BLACKBIRD, WEB SERIES SHOOT & OTHER NEWS

Māoriland Film Festival is an international festival that celebrates Indigenous voices and storytelling in film. Each March, Māoriland presents a selection of the most distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. BLACKBIRD was included in the official programme and Amie was able to participate in the 72 hour filmmaking challenge Native Slam – […]