Nunga Screen is held annually between Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and is a FREE short film showcase for all ages that shares and celebrates First Nations culture, stories and language through film.

Formerly known as Black Screen, Nunga Screen features an entertaining program of independent films, from emerging to the more established filmmakers. Inspiring docos, compelling dramas, quirky animation, contemporary to traditional storytelling – this film event is dedicated to bringing communities together to share in culture.

The curated program of short films is rolled out across South Australia to more than 20 regional venues and communities from cinemas to country halls to outdoor theatres.  A schools program is catered for with appropriate age and curricula day-time screenings.

Films are selected by a call-out for Expressions of Interest.  If you have a passion for film and are First Nations filmmaker, or have produced a film themed around reconciliation, then we would love to hear from you. Look out for our EOI opportunity early each year.

Inspired by the National Film & Sound Archive’s Black Screen program, Nunga (First Nations people of southern South Australia) Screen is presented by Country Arts SA and the ‘Give up Smokes’ campaign from Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia (DASSA), with support from the South Australian Film Corporation.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians.  Country Arts SA is proud to be a part of this journey. 

Interested in hosting a screening?

Expressions of interest to host Nunga Screen 2022 are now open. We are currently still confirming details around the program and will notify you when we have more information. Typically Nunga Screen events are hosted during Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3 2022) or NAIDOC Week (July 3 – 10, 2022). 

Do you have a film you’d like to contribute?

If you are a First Nations filmmaker or have produced a film that celebrates First Nations culture, and you would like more information please contact:

Josh Trevorrow
Nunga Screen Film Programmer
0405 715 033
[email protected]