QCinema International Film Festival is an annual film festival in the Philippines, and this year will run from October 13-22. As October is also National Indigenous Month in the Philippines, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines will showcase some outstanding indigenous short films. Special guest speakers will also be featured, including indigenous film maker – Dena Curtis from the Indigenous Speaker Series, and Annie Award-nominated and Oscar® shortlisted writer and director Bradley Slabe.
The film line up will include indigenous short film ‘Welcome To Country’ written and directed by Dean Gibson. The film sees a hotshot public servant sent to a remote Aboriginal community to prepare for the Prime Minister’s visit… there he quickly learns the true meaning of Welcome to Country.
See Australian Embassy website for details.