This year’s festival will be ’Celebrating Indigenous Films Under the Milkyway’, featuring curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers, from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November 2017 at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney.
Art in Colour is a web series celebrating and promoting People of Colour working in the Australian arts industry.
The series delves into the prejudice faced by POC artists and encourages ethnically diverse creatives to claim their space in the mainstream arts landscape.
Over 10 days from 1 September, the Channels Festival 2017: 'Futures of' presents some of the best new contemporary moving image from over 90 Australian and international artists in 14 events - including four new commissioned artworks by Australian women artists.
"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world.
Lipstick Under My Burkha is the bold narrative of four feisty women in rebellion against the social conventions which confine them. The story follows four sassy women, exploring their sexual awakening through daring and secretive quests. Their lust for excitement leads to compromising situations, fuelling the humour injected throughout the film.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realised that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice, Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language.