Sat Oct 21, 12:00 PM
60 minutes

Don Dunstan Award 2023 Recipient: Sally Riley

Step into a captivating dialogue as Margaret Pomeranz AM sits down with Sally Riley, recipient of the 2023 Don Dunstan Award. This exclusive opportunity offers a firsthand glimpse of the remarkable journey of Australia's leading advocate and ally for First Nations voices in film and television. Don't miss this chance to gain insight into Sally Riley’s influential voice, shaping a better way forward in our entertainment landscape.

In the annual Don Dunstan Award essay — A Legacy Behind the Lines — distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO reflects on Sally Riley’s robust voice for Aboriginal representation in the film industry.

“Sally Riley's legacy goes beyond the content she has commissioned on the screen. It goes to the capacity building of First Nations creatives in the film and television industry and in seeing First Nations stories becoming central in the national narrative. This legacy also tracks the move from Indigenous people being peripheral to Australian storytelling, to commanding the stories told about us.”

Read the full essay here.

This talk is presented in partnership with the 2023 Tarnanthi Festival, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The Adelaide Film Festival Board proudly presents the Don Dunstan Award, recognising an exceptional individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Australian screen culture.

As Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan led an ambitious cultural agenda that inspired a nation. He advocated for diversity in storytelling and promoted the state's cultural vibrancy, establishing the first government film agency, the SAFC.

The Award honours his legacy with previous recipients including Andrew Bovell, Judy Davis, Rolf de Heer, Freda Glynn, David Dhalatnghu Gulpilil AM, Scott Hicks, David Jowsey, Dennis O’Rourke, Bruna Papandrea, and the combined contributions of David Stratton AM and Margaret Pomeranz AM.
Admission to the talk is free, register below. 

Film Type Talk
Program Strand Talk