By Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers

Highlighting short films made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers including Wayne Blair, Beck Cole, Ivan Sen, Catriona McKenzie and Warwick Thornton.

These films are from several series produced in the 1990s and 2000s: From Sand to Celluloid (1996), Shifting Sands (1998), Crossing Tracks (1999), On Wheels (2000), Dreaming in Motion (2002) and Dramatically Black (2005).

The filmmakers were mentored and supported by the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission (now Screen Australia), which co-funded the series with state agencies and broadcasters.

While these films are notable in their own right, they also became stepping stones to making internationally acclaimed and awarded features like The Sapphires (Wayne Blair, 2002), Here I Am (Beck Cole, 2011), Beneath Clouds (Ivan Sen, 2002), Satellite Boy (Catriona McKenzie, 2012) and Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009).

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.