Amie Batalibasi BLACKBIRD at Berlinale International Film Festival © 2019

BLACKBIRD at the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival

This year the Berlinale NATIVe programme focused on films from around The Pacific. I thank the Berlinale for highlighting our region and for valuing our stories. Meeting the other filmmakers, participating in the panels, sharing stories – having a platform to be heard was so important. To be able to share […]

Climate Change and Filmmaking event Berlinale Prof Peter Lemke, Amie Batalibasi, Prof Peter Henning, Dr Renate Treffeison, Prof Rolf Teigler.

Climate Change & Filmmaking Event at the Berlinale

I was invited to speak at an event centred around climate change and filmmaking – the intersection of this environmental issue, science and the medium of film and how this crossover can have an impact. It was an honour to be welcomed to this conversation as part of the Berlinale NATIVe program. We watched short narrative films about […]

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 […]