Screen Queensland acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as owners of the land of this country and recognise their connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures, and to their elders, past, present and emerging. At Screen Queensland we are committed to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to share their rich culture and perspectives with the Queensland and global community through screen storytelling.
SQ’s vision is for Queensland to lead and inspire the world in creating and sharing First Peoples screen stories to drive cultural change. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2019 – 2022 outlines our pathway to achieving this vision.
SQ supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and storytellers through its mainstream programs that invest in screen production, game development and screen experiences. SQ commits at least 10 per cent of our screen production and games development funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects and storytellers.
SQ also funds a bespoke program of initiatives for Indigenous practitioners that aim to build skills, careers and businesses. Keep an eye out for these as they come up throughout the year.
SQ hosts regular Black Coffee Mornings for Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners to connect, network and foster collaborations to promote Indigenous storytelling and projects.
Content Director (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Program)
+61 7 3248 0520
The SQ Mob logo
The SQmob brand developed by ingeous studios – a Cairns based Indigenous creative agency, draws upon the unique and ancient storylines of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, represented in a modern world.
The central element of the brand is symbolic of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen industry and and represents a new horizon for the industry.
The outer lines are symbolic of the ancient storylines of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as told through the eyes of our modern storytellers. These simple sketch lines represent storytelling as draw from lines in the earth as storytelling was done by ancestors for generations.
Colours have been extracted from both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to symbolise the storytelling by both cultures.
IMAGE: Blue Water Empire