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2- 31 July 2023

Experience the power of First Nations storytelling by joining The First Nations Film Festival 2023 - NAIDOC EDITION featuring a new bundle of films to help celebrate NAIDOC 2023. This time all films are ready to stream immediately from 2-31 July 2023 on our unique streaming platform, FanForceTV. Or alternatively just buy a ticket to watch the film you want. More details below.

On July 5 we also have a special Livestream Event featuring a collection of First Nations short films followed by a live Q&A with moderator James Williams, a proud First Nations Actor, broadcaster, comedian and musician.

The 2023 theme for NAIDOC, "For our Elders" is about how our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, let's honour the voices of First Nations artists and filmmakers who have used their talents to inspire change and make a difference for their communities.


Experience the First Nations Short Film Program on July 5th at 8 PM AEST. Celebrate Indigenous voices and stories with three remarkable films exploring cultural heritage and connections to the land. Stay for the live Q&A session, delving into film themes, panelist experiences, and the NAIDOC Week theme, 'For Our Elders'.

*Note, this is a live event only. Total Duration of the films is 48 mins. Q&A Discussion will be 20-30 mins, following the screening.


Following the Short Films screening, we invite you to a live Q&A session featuring James Williams, actor, broadcaster, comedian, and musician. He is a member of the Greens, and started the Blak Greens in Victoria, the Australian Greens First Nations Network, and more recently returned from Korea where he was instrumental in creating the World First Nations, Indigenous, Tribal peoples Greens. 

James will be joined by Jaki Adams (Director of Social Justice and Regional Engagement at The Fred Hollows Foundation), Ben Bowen (Chief Executive Officer at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation) and Kayah Wills (Producer of The Grey Line).

James Williams

Actor, Musician, Activist

Kayah Wills

Producer of short film, The Grey Line

Ben Bowen

Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Jaki Adams

The Fred Hollows Foundation

A special Message from moderator James Williams


Available from: 2-31 July 2023

Access to All 6 films only $19.99USD

[Individuals only. Organisations see below]



One Night Only - 5 July 2023

Collection of Shorts + Live Q&A  $12.99USD

[Individuals only. Organisations see below]



Did you miss our Reconciliation Week Festival? No problem. See the whole Collection here for only A  $19.99 USD

[Individuals only. Organisations see below]



Experience the power of First Nations storytelling at this year's festival.


This year, the First Nations Film Festival is supporting and raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity of the Australian Book Industry, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. They are Community-led, responding to requests from remote Communities for culturally relevant books, including early learning board books, resources, and programs to support Communities.

Audiences are be able to donate to the ILF cause here.

"The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is proud to be involved with the First Nations Festival. Funds donated during the festival will help us reach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia with culturally relevant books, resources, and programs to support Communities to create and publish their stories in languages of their choice."

- Indigenous Literacy Foundation


Tickets to single screenings below

ELLA - Single Ticket

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ETCHED IN BONE - Single Ticket

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JOURNEY WEST - Single Ticket

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HOMELAND STORY - Single Ticket

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"FanForce TV is showcasing Indigenous Australian filmmaking for the fourth year in a row."


"The Virtual Indigenous Film Festival (Viff) is showcasing First Nations cinematic talent with a collection of award-winning films."

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ABOUT The First Nations Film Festival

What are the Objectives of the FNFF?

FanForce TV is thrilled to present the inaugural First Nations Film Festival, a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Indigenous film and art. Our festival is committed to being an important part of community-led discussions during Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week, and our objectives are clear: to showcase important First Nations creative work, to drive discussion of critical First Nations issues and themes, and to make films accessible to as many people as possible.

At the heart of the First Nations Film Festival is our unwavering commitment to providing a platform for First Nations creative teams and audiences to discuss films and important issues. We understand that the stories told in Indigenous cinema are powerful tools for driving social change and promoting cultural understanding. In addition to driving discussion within our community, the festival aims to drive revenue back to First Nations content creators and fundraising for relevant First Nations-led initiatives, causes, and organisations, helping to make a real difference in people's lives.

We welcome the thoughts and involvement of the community in all aspects of the festival. Whether you have a film you'd like to submit, an idea for a discussion panel, or a cause that you think would benefit from our support, we want to hear from you. Please reach out to us at to get involved and be a part of this important event.

Join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate the power of Indigenous cinema and storytelling. The First Nations Film Festival is more than just a film festival - it's an opportunity for audiences to engage with important themes and ideas, to learn from one another, and to build stronger connections between communities. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter, more inclusive future for all. We can't wait to see you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have any other questions? Check out the FanForce TV FAQs or contact us at

What is FNFF 2023?

FNFF is the First Nations Film Festival!

The First Nations Film Festival takes place annually on FanForce TV to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during Reconciliation Week.

FanForce TV presents a collection of First Nations stories that will screen throughout Reconciliation Week. Each screening will have a live chat function so audiences can join together and chat about the film during the screening.

When is FNFF?

FNFF 2023 will be streaming on FanForce TV during Reconciliation Week, 30 May - 3 June.

What films are being shown?

We are showcasing 5 extraordinary films: YOU CAN GO NOW, ALICK AND ALBERT, THE LAKE OF SCARS, and four First Nations short films, DJAMBI, WIRNITJ, CLOSE TO THE BONE and SUNNIES. The final film will be announced very soon!

How can I watch?

You can register for any Virtual Screening event or grab an All Access Pass, then come back at the event start time to watch the film and participate in the live chat. Simply login to your FanForce TV account and visit the Virtual Screening page to get access to the film.

Each film will feature an Encore Screening.

When can I watch the films?

Each film will be live streamed at the given date and time listed on the Virtual Screening page. As these events are live streamed, you will not be able to access any playback options (rewind, fast forward etc.) if you miss any part of the event. So be sure to arrive on time!

Can I watch the films later?

All films will be replayed as Encore Screenings a couple hours after the initial Virtual Screenings.

The Encore Screenings are available as part of your Virtual Screening purchase. You can also purchase the ALL ACCESS PASS to receive access to all 5 VIFF Virtual Screenings & and Encore Screenings.

How much does it cost?

Individual Virtual Screening + Encore Screening: $6.99USD

All Access Pass: $19.99USD

Can I buy tickets for someone else?

Absolutely! We have Gift Cards available for purchase if you would like to gift a ticket or an All Access Pass.

Bulk ticket purchases are available for companies or organisations to distribute to staff/community members. Please contact us to arrange bulk ticket purchases.

FANFORCE TV acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this page may contain images or names of people who have passed away.