Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. We support the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen.

Black Screen 2018 features a fantastic program of films from Indigenous film makers, including four SA Premieres as well as community films and exhibitions. Please note that the program is subject to change.

Black Screen 2018 – Trailer from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

Black Screen 2018 Program

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects – DreamBIG Coober Pedy
A film by Indigenous Hip Hop Projects for Dream BIG Children’s Festival Adelaide 2017
Produced by Adelaide Festival Centre
Rated: GA

This group of deadly young indigenous leaders will have you up out of your seats singing and dancing along to their original song DreamBIG.
Courtesy of DreamBIG Festival

 

NBN Rollout (2017)
A film by NBN and RAP Network
Rated: GA/Educational

The NBN roll out across Australia is connecting the oldest living culture in the world to the latest in high tech advances. The NBN roll out is part of the Reconciliation Action Plan Project.

 

SA PREMIERE – Wild (2017) 
A film by Kiara Milera Producer: Bonnie McBride
Rated: Family Drama

Tyson thinks getting arrested is the worst thing that will happen to him today… just wait till his sister finds out. When Rosie Fields gets a call that her younger brother Tyson is at the police station, she knows the police are the least of his problems. Can a cheeky smile and two cowering cops stand in the way of a sister pushed to breaking point?

 

Our Port Augusta Footprints (2017)
Written and directed by participants of the Port Augusta co-creative community project.
Mentor directors/ producers: Jennifer Lyons-Reid, Carl Kuddell and Johanis Lyons-Reid.
Rated: GA/Educational

Heartfelt stories from the Port Augusta and Davenport Aboriginal Community which convey the deep connection to land, home, family and friends.
A Change Media Production

 

Lingjura Spirit People (2017)
A film by Quenten Agius and Kim Mavromatis
Rated: GA/EDUCATIONAL

For thousands of years the Ngadjuri have told stories of how the Lingjura (Solar Storms) created all life on earth. In 2016 NASA announced that Super Solar Storms were ‘Key to Life on Earth Events’, which have shaped our world. This film was inspired by the perfect coupling between ancient Aboriginal cultural knowledge and modern day science.

 

Sharing Culture (2015)
A film by Quenten Agius and Kim Mavromatis
Rated: GA

Our stories are written in the land”. Quenten Agius, Ngadjuri Elder and storyteller shares culture and stories of Ngadjuri country from the Mid North, Burra region to the Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

 

‘Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Yarluwar Ruwe – Ngarrindjeri Speaking For Sea-Country’ (2017)
Directed by Johanis Lyons-Reid
Rated: GA/Educational

We are Ngarrindjeri. Three short films profiling Ngarrindjeri artists Lyn Lovegrove-Niemz, Cedric Varcoe (pictured), and Damien Shen.
A Change Media Production

 

She Set My World on Fire (2017)
Written, directed and produced by Joel Brown.
Rated: PG with Adult themes

Disillusioned with love, Shane “with an S” reflects on his past relationships and decides to give love one more try.  He meets Sandy “with a C” a fiery spirit.  Could she be the one to set his world on fire?

 

Spin Out (2017)
Written & Directed by Staurme Glastonbury & Dylan Coleman Producer: Caroline Man
Rated: Adult Language, Drug Use

Jimmy, a promising young Aboriginal boxer, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. With one bad choice he’s looking in the face of death, when family desperately need his help. Spin Out was awarded Best Director and Best Actor at the 2018 Fleurieu Film Festival.

SA PREMIERE – 4.40 (2018)
Written & Directed by Edoardo Crismani Producer: Georgia Humphreys
Rated: PG

Dale’s at a smart restaurant with his ambitious, polished girlfriend and he’s determined to impress her by sealing the deal on an all-important company merger that very afternoon. But outside the sounds of a guitar float into the restaurant and through Dale’s mind. The power of that music is a potent reminder of who he really is, and must be.

 

SA PREMIERE – Deep Creek Cove (2018)
Written & Directed by David Muggelton Producer: Nick Buckland, Thibul Nettle, David Muggelton
Rated: Supernatural themes

After discovering a seemingly untouched beach, a young couple awakens an ancient Aboriginal spirit determined to uphold sacred law.

 

Thunderstorms (2014)
Written by Tyson Mowarin Produced with the assistance of Screenwest and Lotterywest
Rated: GA

As a young boy growing up in Onslow, Western Australia Patrick Tittums dreamed of flying a plane.  After making it through his teenage years which spiralled out of control, Patrick finds a more fulfilling life for himself and his family, obtaining a licence to fly along the way.

Country Arts SA acknowledges the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive

Black Screen 2018 is supported by

Black Screen 2018
  • Community Event
  • Film

Black Screen 2018

29th May 2018 — 1st June 2018

Black Screen promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion.

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Terrestrial
  • Theatre

Terrestrial

4th June 2018 — 19th June 2018

Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia

Jill Blewett Playwright Award winner Fleur Kilpatrick makes her State Theatre Company debut with this mysterious love letter to the abandoned communities of regional South Australia.

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