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  • SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2017 RECIPIENT OF MERATA MITA FELLOWSHIP FOR INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

    MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2017   Park City, UT — Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). The announcement was delivered today at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. For the […]

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  • ‘Blackbird’ Screens at imagineNATIVE in Canada & Scores Pasifika Film Fest Prize

    imagineNATIVE Film Festival - Blackbird at Adrift International Shorts

    In October, BLACKBIRD screened at the 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada. The festival is the world’s largest presenter of indigenous content and it was an absolute privilege to be a part of it and have BLACKBIRD acknowledged on an international platform such as this. The underlying feeling of the festival seems to be […]

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  • ‘Docked’ Short Film Shoot Wraps in Melbourne

    'Docked' short film by Amie Batalibasi. Film Still.

    Shooting recently wrapped for Amie Batalibasi’s independent short film Docked.  This is the filmmaker’s latest film starring talented South Sudanese actress Nyawuda Chuol with the awesome Damian Hill who recently wrote and starred in the Aussie feature PAWNO. What a dynamic duo and what a privilege to collaborate with these two actors. “‘Docked’ is a story that came to me […]