Film Festivals

TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2018 - Amie Batalibasi

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 the TIFF Filmmaker Lab I was over the moooooon! 22 filmmakers, with feature films in development, were selected from around the world. And I’ve got to say that these peeps were […]

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 […]

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. […]