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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…

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…

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…

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. 


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’ 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…

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