1st October, 2013

2013 National Remote Indigenous Media Festival

The annual National Remote Indigenous Media Festival is a major industry event celebrating the achievements and building the capacity of the remote Indigenous media sector and will be held in NT from 2-8th October.

This year’s Festival will be hosted by the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA), in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and the community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg).

The festival brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media practitioners from across Australia to participate in a packed program of nightly video screenings, daily skills workshops, industry forums, AGMs, the Remote Media Awards presentation, culminating with a concert finale featuring local musicians and cultural performances.

The Festival plays a key development role for the remote Indigenous media sector, creating opportunities for producers, broadcasters, trainees and supporters from all regions to network and share their stories, skills and inspiration. It celebrates the unique value of remote community media for language and cultural maintenance, information sharing, meaningful employment and empowering communities through self-representation. Digital Media Skills workshops will provide hands-on training opportunities in areas such as: radio documentary production, animation, video editing, music development, new media production, and online content production.

Further information, including registration details, program and more is available at the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) website.