[by Mandy Taylor]
Judge and award winning Martu film maker Curtis Taylor with Jeremy Whiskey from Iwantja, accepting the Best Our Way Video on behalf of Iwantja Arts. Image: supplied
ICTV video award winners
The creativity and talents of remote Indigenous film makers were celebrated last week at the ICTV Video Awards in Mparntwe (Alice Springs).
The awards are the culmination of three days of learning, sharing and hands on experiences at the inaugural Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving Image (FRAIM), conducted by ICTV.
The ICTV Video Awards were hotly contested, showcasing the best of the best content made in remote communities and screened on ICTV.
The coveted People’s Choice Award was taken out by Never Stop Riding, from Iwantja Arts.
The tongue in cheek Anangu spaghetti western was a clear crowd favourite, featuring Iwantja’s senior artists, Alec Baker, Peter Mungkuri and Mr Kunmanara Pompey - respected leaders from Indulkana community on the APY Lands, SA.
More than 40 content makers from around Australia took part in a series of workshops, forums, and networking events as part of FRAIM.
ICTV General Manager Rita Cattoni said the inaugural event had been extremely successful with participants already looking forward to the next event scheduled for September 2020.
“We’ve had such positive feedback from participants about the opportunities they had to enhance their skills, share their experience and learn from their peers.
“Some of our workshops were oversubscribed they were so popular.
“There is a thriving and rich media industry in remote communities that is often not seen, heard or widely recognised outside the Indigenous media sector.
“Through events like FRAIM remote media makers get the opportunity to share and network, and also to showcase their diversity of work to a wider audience.”
The ICTV Video Awards were MC’d by journalist and entertainer Pascoe Braun, with entertainment from Anangu musician J Whiskey. The awards were screened live on ICTV On Line and Channel 601 from the Alice Springs Cinemas last week.
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