The National Film and Sound Archive’s Black Screen program promotes cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture, provides entertainment to communities and brings them together in discussion. It supports the industry by showcasing Australia’s Indigenous talent on and off screen.
Black Screen’s DVDs of contemporary Indigenous Australian films are available to individuals and organisations free of charge to individuals and organisations for use at screening events, festivals and community celebrations. The collection includes short film and documentaries by renowned filmmakers such as Warwick Thornton, Ivan Sen, Wayne Blair, Adrian Wills and Beck Cole. Each year, Black Screen releases a new compile to add to the collection.
The program runs throughout the year, taking content to remote Indigenous locations which may not otherwise get the chance to see their own stories on screen.