Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) was launched in 2008 and is delivered as a joint initiative between FTI and ScreenWest, supported by Lotterywest. ICS recognises the significant support from Rio Tinto. In 2016, ICS received significant contributions from private donors, who we sincerely thank.
ICS provides a unique opportunity for Indigenous storytellers and communities to record their lives and histories on film. ICS films and archives the stories, achievements and reflections of Indigenous people and communities across Western Australia. Examples of the stories can be downloaded here.
ICS is announcing two new partnerships, which will strengthen the program and focus applications. Michelle Broun, Manager of ICS says, ”ICS has partnered with The Healing Foundation. 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report and to commemorate this event we are encouraging applications from members of the Stolen Generations”.
ICS is also seeking applications from Nyoongar people in relation to the beliefs, life experiences and significant events related to the Derbarl Yerrigan and wetlands in and surrounding Perth. However, all applications are welcomed and will be assessed on merit.
There are many opportunities to share ICS stories. Twelve stories have been broadcast nationally on NITV. In 2017, ICS will screen films at the St Kilda Film Festival in May, and the inaugural Cottesloe Film Festival in February. There have been numerous community screenings and several at national conferences.
The next deadline for applications to the ICS Program is 31 January 2017. For more information, visit the FTI website to download the guidelines and application forms. Please contact Michelle Broun, Manager of ICS on 08 9431 6713 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your proposal.
Indigenous Community Stories is administered by FTI and proudly supported by:
The Jon and Caro Stewart Family Foundation, K Schapper - daughter of JT O'Donnell, The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd. Indigenous Community Stories is administered by FTI and proudly supported by:
The Jon and Caro Stewart Family Foundation, K Schapper - daughter of JT O'Donnell,
The Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd.