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

Lutjurringkulala nintiringama ngapartji ngapartji
Come together to learn and share

Big country, big night skies and big Tjukurrpa. Take the red desert highway to Irrunytju (Wingellina) community in Western Australia 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 community and Ngaanyatjarra Media (NG Media) have welcomed the opportunity to co-host the Festival. Come together to learn with media workshops and forums. Come together to share in Ngaanyatjarra music, art and culture.

Registration Now Open

The Festival is an annual invite-only industry event for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media organisations and workers to celebrate achievements and build capacity with a strong media training focus. 
Registration closes 1 September 2017 
Book early. Spaces are limited. Preference given to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media and stakeholder organisations.

Travel

BUS CHARTER
Alice Springs – Irrunytju
Fly to Alice Springs with Qantas or Virgin. Make sure to arrive to Alice Springs by Sunday 24 September for an early 7am departure to Irrunytju on Monday 25 September. 
Irrunytju – Alice Springs
The bus will depart Irrunytju at 7am on Sunday 1 October and arrive to Alice Springs late that evening. One way $150 or $300 return.

DRIVING
If you are driving, we will provide you with Driving Information Sheets. 

Accommodation

CAMPING ONLY!
Bring your own camp gear, or you can order what you need from IRCA: tent $70, mattress $55, bedding $65. The fee for camping is $10 per night/per person. 
All accommodation requirements MUST be booked – there will be no spare.
For all travel and accommodation questions, contact Carmel Young via festival@irca.net.au or ring 0473 591 248.

About Irrunytju

Irrunytju community is located near the tri-state border of WA, SA and NT with a population of approximately 150 people, mostly Pitjantjatjara. 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 supports 14 communities and runs a regional satellite radio Radio NGM, has a video production arm, a music program, and a vibrant network of community media centres which provide computer access and training.