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See the photos: SAFC First Nations Speed Networking Event

04 June 2021
Nancia Guivarr and Kiara Milera at the SAFC First Nations Speed Networking event, June 3 2021. Photo by Naomi Jellicoe
Producer Nancia Guivarra and filmmaker Kiara Milera at the SAFC First Nations Speed Networking event. Photo by Naomi Jellicoe

The SAFC’s National Reconciliation Week celebrations continued last night with the inaugural First Nations Screen Industry Speed Networking Event, held at Sparkke @ The Whitmore in Adelaide.

South Australian First Nations screen practitioners took part in a series of fast and fun “speed networking” sessions with some of South Australia’s leading screen producers, including Nicole Miller of 57 FilmsRebecca Summerton of Closer Productions, Mark Patterson of Go Patterson Films, Julie Byrne and Kristian Moliere of Triptych PicturesDaniel Joyce of Projector Films, Kate Butler of KOJO, and freelance producers Ashleigh Knott and Nancia Guivarra.

Participants were able to network, gain industry insights, get career tips and discuss creative opportunities in the 10 minute, one-on-one sessions, before enjoying a general networking session with refreshments, joined by SAFC CEO Kate Croser and SAFC First Nations Screen Strategy Executive Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin. Attendees also included Storm Boy actor Trevor Jamieson, Electric Fields singer Zaachariaha Fielding, singer and actor Pascoe Braun, actor Kyron Weetra and 2019 NAIDOC SA LGBTIQ Person of the Year Charlotte-Coulthard-Dare.

SAFC First Nations Industry Development Executive Nara Wilson said the event was an outstanding opportunity for local screen practitioners to get more involved in the industry.

“The SAFC is committed to growing, highlighting and supporting South Australian First Nations voices and stories on screens locally and globally through our First Nations Screen Strategy, launched last year,” she said.

“This inaugural event presented a unique and fun opportunity for South Australian First Nations screen practitioners to meet with and gain insights from some of the state’s top producers, expand their industry knowledge and networks and, hopefully, ultimately feel empowered to take those important next steps to create ambitious and exciting new screen works.”

See more photos from the night in the gallery above.

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