Zac Martin in a superhero costume being held up by a wire in a still from 'Basically Black' (1973)
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Zac Martin in 'Basically Black' (1973)

ACMI presents

First Nations Film Club

Club

A monthly meet-up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to watch and discuss First Nations films.

The Club will watch films from ACMI's collection and beyond, looking back on the trailblazing storytellers and seminal works that have paved the way for First Peoples stories on screen. Guest speakers will join our host to share their experiences and inspire us, and the Club will offer a range of opportunities to connect and learn new skills.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and would like to find out more about the Club, register via this form. Hosted live at ACMI and online, we invite First Nations people from all over Australia to express your interest and be involved.

After you have registered, secure your place by booking a ticket to attend in person or via Zoom to the individual events.

When

First Tuesday of the month

See below for additional related events

Where and How

ACMI, Fed Square

If you can't make it to ACMI, join us via Zoom. Meeting details will be emailed to you when you register for upcoming events below.

Please note: First Nations Film Club is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


About our host

Bryan Andy

Bryan Andy is a Yorta Yorta man from Cummeragunja, NSW. He is a freelance writer, arts advocate and the current convenor of OutBlack – Victoria's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and Queer mob.

Bryan Andy

Events

There are no upcoming related events at this time.

Join the Club

By becoming a member of the First Nations Film Club, you'll also get a range of ACMI member benefits.

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Community Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in an ACMI First Nations Film Club event — including, but not limited to the meets, clubs and talks — is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers.

ACMI First Nations Film Club will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The condensed version

ACMI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the ACMI First Nations Film Club community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and premises, as well as all future events without a refund at the discretion of ACMI.

The less condensed version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists — It is presented in a respectful manner — Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, ACMI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACMI First Nations Film Club team member immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, reach out via our Contact Us page.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

With thanks