- October 29, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Short Film Comp Announcements, Screenings and Q&As
The event will begin with the announcement of this year’s Short Film Competitions winners’ and a special screening of each of the winning films. You will also have the opportunity to hear from the filmmakers themselves as they discuss their stories, passions and techniques in a Q&A session led by 1233 ABC breakfast presenter, Garth Russell.
Angels Gather Here
Angels Gather Here follows Jacki Trapman’s journey back to her hometown of Brewarrina to celebrate her parents, Bill and Barbara’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Going home’s never easy for Jackie as she faces her past and looks to the future.
The film provides a unique insight into the lives of one Aboriginal family over five generations and how government policies continue to impact on Aboriginal people today.
Ultimately the film celebrates the Trapman family with their inspiring story symbolising the strength, dignity and resilience of many Aboriginal people in the face of adversity.
Angels Gather Here Q&A Session
Following the film we invite you to join us for an exclusive Q&A session with the filmmakers Ian Hamilton and Dr Anna Kelly, lead talent Jacki Trapman and University of Newcastle Academics, Professor John Maynard and Dr Raymond Kelly of the Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Centre.
Help us celebrate another successful festival by joining us for closing night drinks and canapès after the Q&A session.