Wirnitj (2022)
Wirnitj (2022)

Presented by BIRRARANGGA Film Festival

Connections – short films

Curated by Jodie Bell

2021 | Unclassified (15+)

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A short film package curated by Jodie Bell, a Butchella and Jagera woman from Southeast Queensland. Jodie is an experienced producer who is CEO of Goolarri Media and also Ramu Productions, a community-owned Production company based in Broome, WA. Jodie is the Indigenous Film Manager of CinefestOZ Film Festival.


Director: Joel Brown
Australia | 2021 | 8 mins | English

Djaambi is a First Nations coming-of-age story dealing with racism, identity, anxiety and death through a spiritual journey.

Finding Jedda

Director: Tannish Glynn Maloney
Australia | 2021 | 8 mins | English

The year is 1954, Charles Chauvel and his wife are casting coloureds for his new film. Best friends go head to head for the role of a lifetime.

Shiny One

Director: Viviana Petyarre
Australia | 2021 | 10 mins | English

Another pay has been humbugged out of him, leaving Wenye, a young council worker with only a chunk of stale damper for supper.


Director: Ismail Khan
Australia | 2021 | 11 mins | English

Malcolm, a troubled teen, decides to steal sunglasses from the local shops one morning, an act later revealed to be part of a bigger plan.

Survivors of Wadjemup

Director: Glen Stasiuk
Australia | 2022 | 9 mins | English

Wadjemup or Rottnest Island is sacred to Aboriginal people. Thousands of Aboriginal men were imprisoned on this island from 1838 – 1931. Now hear from the descendants……


Director: Karla Hart
Australia | 2022 | 15 mins | English

While working at a camp over summer, best friends Aden and Steven’s lives are interrupted by the arrival of the mysterious Joyce marking the unravelling of Wirnitj (bad spirits) and triggering stones to fall from the sky. Based on the real-life experiences of Menang Noongar Elder, Aden Eades.

The Lost Crystals of Jessicas Room

Director: Gary Hamaguchi
Australia | 2021 | 10 mins | English

The Lost Crystal of Jessica's Room follows two children who play a game where they use a treasure map to find a crystal in their backyard – but the crystal is not what is seems.

Format: Pro Res
Runtime: 71 min

Event duration

67 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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