Horizon Festival 2021 | 27 AUG - 5 SEP // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021

Here, Today: First Nations Short Films + Conversations


Here, Today: First Nations Short Films + Conversations

Here, Today: First Nations Short Films + Conversations celebrates the creativity and ecology of First Nations filmmaking.  

Held on Jinibara Country at Maleny Community Centre and in partnership with the Maleny Film Society, Here, Today begins with a screening of the critically acclaimed Warburdar Bununu; Water Shield, where a young leader is devastated when Borroloola Town Camps receive water contamination notices only to rediscover hope in the healing power of culture.  

We finish our evening with a selection of Queensland-made First Nations shorts and a panel conversation and Q&A with with Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield director Jason De Santolo, local filmmaker John Harvey (Water, Spear, Out of Range), film makers Chantelle Murray (My Name is Mudju, Shed) and Dean Gibson (Welcome To Country, Wik vs Queensland) and facilitated by Horizon Festival’s Curator, First Nations Programming Lydia Fairhall, for a deep dive into the creativity and ecology behind the films.   


Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield 
Welcome To Country
My Name is Mudju 
Walter's Ghost 
Black Like Me

Here, Today is catered by Indigenous company Three Little Birds, native / unique / aware. 

This event is free for the First Nations community. 

Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield Trailer

Images: stills from Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield 


How to get there


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible