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imagineNATIVE Award & BLACKBIRD in Hawaii

imagineNATIVE AWARD In October 2018, I was very surprised to receive a phone call from Canada with news that our…

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…

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…

‘AEASI’ 360 Virtual Reality Documentary Premieres in Canada and Australia

In October 2018, the 360 virtual reality work produced for my solo exhibition last year will screen at imagineNATIVE Film…

Berlin International Film Festival: 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…

BLACKBIRD SBS OnDemand Screening 2017

BLACKBIRD is here! ••• EDIT: BLACKBIRD has been released by Ronin Films and is available to watch via Vimeo On…

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…

BLACKBIRD Australian Television Premiere & Native Slam Short Screens at imagineNATIVE

BLACKBIRD ON NITV Over the last 18 months, our short film Blackbird has travelled around to film festivals around the…

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…

My Sundance Acceptance Speech – Merata Mita Fellowship

I didn’t get to meet Merata Mita but I have certainly felt the affects of her legacy. I know that she was the first indigenous woman to make a feature film in Aotearoa, New Zealand – THAT enables me. I know that she was an educator, a mentor, and shared her passion for filmmaking and storytelling- THAT gives me hope. She was an indigenous woman breaking glass ceilings in the industry- THAT empowers me. 

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

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.

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

In October, BLACKBIRD screened at the 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada. The festival is the world’s…

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