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Berlinale Talents party with composer Camilla Uboldi (ITALY/ MEXICO), writer/director Bec Peniston-Bird (AUS). Image © Peter Himsel, Berlinale 2018 via Berlinale Talents Facebook.

Inspiration at Berlinale Talents!

This February I was catapulted via a 24 hour trip, from Melbourne’s summer to the middle of a Berlin winter and the biggest film festival in the world: Berlinale – the Berlin International Film Festival. I was honoured to be invited to be one of 250 participants from 80 countries […]

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

Watch BLACKBIRD on SBS On Demand & a DVD on the Way

BLACKBIRD is here! Our short film BLACKBIRD has played at film festivals around the world and now after our recent national screening on NITV, it’s officially available to watch in Australia via SBS On Demand until mid-November 2017. And it’s November already! Link to watch & share: http://bit.ly/2kMQPGR  Blackbird'Blackbird' tells the story […]

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 – […]

My Sundance Acceptance Speech – Merata Mita Fellowship

Firstly I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Ute peoples. And pay my respects to elders past and present and also acknowledge other First Nations peoples in the room today.  Being here with you all, the other indigenous fellows, is an absolute honor and a privilege. […]