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20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival

22 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2019
Thursday Island QLD

This festival is a biennial industry event for building the capacity of the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasting, media and communications sector and celebrating their achievements. The 2019 Festival will create opportunities for producers, broadcasters, trainees and staff from all regions to network and share their knowledge, develop new skills and recognise achievements. It celebrates the unique value of remote community media for language and cultural maintenance, information sharing, meaningful employment and empowering communities through self-representation. It also provides a forum for the industry to address challenges and set new directions, and for supporters and stakeholders to gain the opportunity to engage with this valuable national network, connected to First Nations communities’ rich and continuing history.

Each night we invite the Thursday Island community to join us to enjoy a showcase of screen content at the evening cinema, and to recognise the achievements of remote media workers throughout the year through the Remote Indigenous Media Awards. Plus there will be many opportunities to experience local culture with a fantastic opening ceremony, cultural excursions fitting in around the daily workshop program, and a closing night concert 'Torres Strait History through Song’ organised by TSIMA. 


There will be 6 workshop streams running throughout the week for delegates to choose from:

  • Cinematography with Devris Hasan, AFTRS
  • Podcasting with Tony Collins, CMTO
  • News reporting with Luke Pearson, CMTO
  • Digital Storytelling with Jan Cattoni
  • Digital Archiving with Susan Locke
  • Music production with Will Kepa​

Delegates wishing to participate in the skills workshops can indicate 3 workshop preferences when registering for the festival.

To register and gain more information go to 20th Remote Indigenous Media Festival.


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22 Sep 2019 to 27 Sep 2019
Tagai State College
Thursday Island QLD 4875
08 8952 6465

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