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19th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival / Tue, 26 September 2017 / Wingellina


Big country, big night skies and big Tjukurrpa. Take the red desert highway to Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in WA for this year's 19th Remote Indigenous Media Festival. "Bring your swag and we’ll show you our country and culture in the desert" says Community Chairperson Chris Reid. The leaders of Irrunytju (Wingellina) community and Ngaanyatjarra Media have welcomed the opportunity to co-host the Festival. 

This year is the 25th anniversary of NG Media, which originated in 1992 as Irrunytju Media and was focussed on cultural video production and local BRACS radio. NG Media now runs a regional satellite radio network Radio NGm, has a video production arm, a music program, and a vibrant network of community media centres which provide computer access and training.

“It will be fantastic to be able to join all the remote media workers from around the country and show off our great media centre and the work being done in this place.  I’m a visitor here too and I know that although the community is small, the welcome is strong." - NG Media Manager, Mark Finlay

The Festival is a major industry event celebrating our achievements and building the capacity of our remote Indigenous media sector. Registration is now open for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations and workers. This year will feature connected community celebration with a strong media training focus. Come together to learn with media workshops and forums. Come together and share in Ngaanyatjarra music, art and culture. The Festival dates are 25 to 30 September 2017. This means arriving on September 25 and departing on Sunday 1 October 2017. 

Co-hosted by IRCA, the national peak body for the Indigenous media industry, and NG Media, the 19th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival is happening in Irrunytju (Wingellina) from 25 - 30 September.  Around 150 delegates and stakeholders in the remote media sector will converge on Irrunytju for 5 days of forums, workshops, cultural activites, cinema, music and awards - all celebrating the amazing media content produced in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by local producers.

If you are a media worker in a remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island community, plan to be there!

You can register via the IRCA website - http://irca.net.au/festival

See you in September!