Amie Batalibasi

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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…

DOCKED at Melbourne Women in Film Festival

In February, our short film DOCKED had it’s Melbourne premiere at the Melbourne Women in Film Festival. Leading up to…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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.

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