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NAIDOC Week 2021: In Conversation with Warwick Thornton – 11 July

11 July 2021


The SAFC presents a special in conversation event with award-winning First Nations Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton for NAIDOC Week 2021.

Internationally acclaimed director, writer and cinematographer Warwick Thornton is one of Australia’s most celebrated First Nations auteur voices.

Known for his powerful and gritty feature films, Thornton has won multiple awards for his work including the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for debut feature film Samson and Delilah (2009), and the Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival as well as the Platform Prize at the Toronto Film Festival for Sweet Country (2017).

Thornton is currently in South Australia shooting new AMC and See-Saw Films vampire series Firebite, which he created, wrote and is directing together with long-time collaborator Brendan Fletcher. Set to release in the US on AMC+ later this year, Firebite is a high-octane fantasy series that follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson and Shanika, on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert.

Join the SAFC in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021 with this special in-conversation event at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, hosted by former NITV and ABC journalist Nancia Guiverra, followed by light refreshments and networking.

In Conversation with Warwick Thornton

Date: PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE Sunday, 11 July 2021
Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm, including networking time with light refreshments
Location: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA
Cost: Free, but registrations are essential

Access Information
This event is wheelchair accessible

Tandanya is a wheelchair accessible venue. Access is via ramped footpath through the main Grenfell Street entrance.

There is no designated wheelchair accessible car parking however safe wheelchair accessible drop off/pick up is available via the East Terrace slip lane on the eastern side of the building. Tandanya has two wheelchair accessible toilets.

This event will have closed captioning provided

This event will be recorded and made available for future viewing via the SAFC Facebook page. Closed captioning will be available on the video replay.

If you have any access requirements for this event please let us know in advance by emailing [email protected] or phone: Jerri Phillips on 8394 2011 or via the National Relay Service on 1300 555 727 then 8394 2011.

COVID-19 Information

This is a COVID-safe event. We kindly ask all attendees to check and follow the latest COVID-19 restrictions and directions at

If you feel unwell, please do not attend this event.

Code of Conduct

The SAFC has zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying. By registering for this event you are agreeing to adhere to the Australian Screen Industry Code of Practice – Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been adopted by the SAFC. Find out more here.

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