Stars align for the Winda Film Festival
by Matthew Eeles
Australia’s newest film festival will launch this November.
Winda Film Festival will focus on indigenous films from across Australia and the world with the inaugural event held in Sydney.
The festival is lead by Medika Thorpe, a Gunai and Gureng Gureng woman from Melbourne who grew up in and around Sydney, and Pauline Clague, a Yaegl woman from the North Coast of New South Wales.
Winda Film Festival hopes to provide audiences with an array of Indigenous films portraying Indigenous people, issues and stories, made by Indigenous people. With a growing scope of Indigenous films, organisers believe it is important to give a voice to Indigenous stories and recognise the growth of the industry.
Winda is a word meaning stars from the Gumbaynggirr language from the north coast of New South Wales. The logo is a star trail of the Milky Way which is seen across the Southern Hemisphere and also inspired by The Emu In The Sky dreaming as one of the creation stories that crosses the nations of Australia.
The Winda Film Festival will run from Thursday, 10th until Sunday 13th November 2016.
You can find out more details about the festival here.