Festival Programme

Films by Collection

Indigenous Voices

As much about migration as homeland, the native filmmaking voices in this collection tell stories of both upheaval and return. Their remarkably diverse experiences reflect on opportunity, displacement, strife and spirituality.

We’ve also programmed Peter Weir’s The Last Wave, one of the earliest films to interact thoughtfully with Indigenous Australia.

Closer to home, see: LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears; New Zealand's Best 2020, Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2020 and Tupaia’s Endeavour.

Schwarze Milch

Uisenma Borchu

On the Mongolian steppes, one woman’s cultural and sexual identity is reckoned with in Uisenma Borchu’s fierce, hypnotic drama of two sisters coming to terms with their expression of heritage and independence.

Sin Señas Particulares

Fernanda Valadez

Travellers and migrants who vanish without a trace – and the desperation of the families they leave behind – come to light in this tense, enveloping drama set in the shadow of the US–Mexico border.

Peter Weir

An ancient doomsday prophecy haunts Australian lawyer Richard Chamberlain while freakish weather plagues Sydney in Peter Weir’s newly remastered murder mystery-turned-apocalyptic chiller from 1977.

Ze Noemen me Baboe

Sandra Beerends

Indonesia’s shifting colonial landscape is examined through startling archival footage and the remarkable story of one nanny who, while caring for a Dutch family, braved occupation and social upheaval to find her own independence.

Amjad Abu Alala

Sudanese filmmaker Amjad Abu Alala’s beautifully realised fable of a child living with the knowledge his life will end the moment he becomes an adult is a coming-of-age tale like no other.