The Wurhu Daruy Foundation and New Horizon Films in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival have announced
the inaugural Winda Film Festival, a new Indigenous film festival for Sydney.

Winda Film Festival is a new and exciting film festival focused on Indigenous film from across Australia and the world. With a growing scope of Indigenous films, it is important to give a voice to Indigenous stories and recognise the growth of the industry.

Winda meaning ‘stars’ is a word from the Gumbaynggirr language from the north coast of New South Wales. In Aboriginal Astronomy, we look to the stars for guidance, creation and for our ancestors. The logo is a star trail of the Milky Way which is seen across the Southern Hemisphere and also inspired by The Emu In The Sky dreaming as one of the creation stories that crosses the nations of Australia.

At the inaugural Festival, there will be a collection of curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers focusing on the theme ‘From the Four Directions’. This will give audiences a taste of what we hope the Festival will grow into in the coming years when we open for submissions in 2017.

The Festival will run from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 November 2016

The Festival Programme will be announced in the last week of September.
For more information on the Winda Film Festival please visit