FIRST NATIONS SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS

Saturday, 30 April, 4.30pm
Tramsheds Theatre, Inveresk

WATCH FIRST NATIONS STORIES SHORT FILM COMPETITION

First Nation Film-makers from around Australia were invited to tell First Nation stories, short films that tell the Stories of First Nation people – men and women, young and not so young, stories of the past, present and future. Stories of adventures, wins, losses, connection to country, dreams and Dreaming, heart-ache and hope!

Join us to view the winning films and hear the winning filmmakers tell their stories that led them to create these inspiring and heart-felt stories. Then mingle over a drink to discuss these outstanding films.

“Maybe we can someday all work together, to help save the planet”

– Alick Tipoti

 FIRST NATION SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS

ALICK AND ALBERT

Saturday, 30 April, 7.30pm
Tramsheds Theatre, Inveresk

Director – Douglas Watkin
Running Time – 93 mins
Documentary / Australia / 2021/Unclassified

Critical Selection – St.Tropez Film Festival; Critical Selection
– Cannes Cinephiles

A group of Torres Strait people take a cultural tour of Europe; one of their destinations is Monaco. There, they expect astronomic wealth, the worship of money and power and more. Instead, they find a Prince who values their lifestyle and the dangers that global warming can bring to it. This beautifully shot film traces the friendship that springs up between Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Badu Island artist Alick Tipoti. It gently and sympathetically describes how Tipoti convinces Albert to visit Badu, to go reef diving, and to meet elders who tell him how their ancestors developed culture and art over thousands of years. And that both now face threats from rising sea levels and pollution; threats that Albert can help explain to other world leaders. Using, as Albert puts it “… natural connection through nature.” This film is at once charming, beautiful, but intensely thought-provoking too.