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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…

‘Lit’ Video Art Piece Screens at West Projections Festival 2016

‘Lit’ screens nightly as part of the States of Blue West Projections Festival until – 10th of September 2016, 6-10pm…

‘Docked’ Short Film Shoot Wraps in Melbourne

Shooting recently wrapped for Amie Batalibasi’s independent short film Docked. This is the filmmaker’s latest film starring talented South Sudanese actress Nyawuda Chuol…

‘Blackbird’ Short Film Screens at New Zealand International Film Festival

Blackbird was selected to screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival this month as part of the NZIFF Nga Whanaunga…

‘Blackbird’ short film uncovers the untold history of Australia’s Sugar Slaves and will screen at ACMI, Melbourne CBD in December 2015

On December 5th & 12th 2015, ‘Blackbird’, a short narrative film exploring a dark and little known part of Australian…

Blackbird Film Shines a Light on a Dark Part of Australian History

JUNE 2015 Melbourne based Australian Solomon Islander filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has embarked on a journey to tell a story that…

Australian South Sea Islander Stories Film Festival

Inaugural film festival to share Australian South Sea Islander stories An inaugural free one-day festival of Australian South Sea Islander…

Australian South Sea Islander 150 Commemoration Festival

This August I volunteered for a group called the Australian South Sea Islander Secretariat (ASSIS) in Brisbane, Queensland. ASSIS is…

Fishing for Culture film project coming to an end…

It’s been really great working on the Fishing for Culture project since 2012. The film is about 50mins in total…

Festival of Pacific Arts

We were fortunate to be able to hold the International Premiere of the Pacific Stories 2011 short films during the festival….

Culture and Fishing in Victoria

Fishing For Culture is a community film project initiated by Fisheries Victoria. I am happy to be on board as…

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