19th Remote Indigenous Media Festival Irrunytju, WA 25-30 September 2017


Big country, big night skies and big Tjukurrpa. Take the red desert highway to Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in WA for this year's 19th Remote Indigenous Media Festival. 'Bring your swag and we’ll show you our country and culture in the desert' says Community Chairperson Chris Reid. The leaders of Irrunytju (Wingellina) community and Ngaanyatjarra Media (NG Media) have welcomed the opportunity to co-host the Festival. 

This year is the 25th anniversary of NG Media, which originated in 1992 as Irrunytju Media and was focussed on cultural video production and local BRACS radio. NG Media now runs a regional satellite radio network Radio NGm(link is external), has a video production arm, a music program, and a vibrant network of community media centres which provide computer access and training.

“It will be fantastic to be able to join all the remote media workers from around the country and show off our great media centre and the work being done in this place.  I’m a visitor here too and I know that although the community is small, the welcome is strong." - NG Media Manager, Mark Finlay

The Festival is a major industry event celebrating our achievements and building the capacity of our remote Indigenous media sector. Registration is now open for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations and workers. This year will feature connected community celebration with a strong media training focus. Come together to learn with media workshops and forums. Come together and share in Ngaanyatjarra music, art and culture. The Festival dates are 25 to 30 September 2017. This means arriving on September 25 and departing on Sunday 1 October 2017. 

Early bird tickets close 30 June 2017
Full price tickets close 28 July 2017 

Irrunytju community is located near the tri-state border of WA, SA and NT with a population of approximately 150 people, mostly Pitjantjatjara. It is the home of the remote Indigenous media organisation NG Media, which supports 14 communities across the Ngaanyatjarra region of south-east WA. #RIMF