LUMINA is dedicated to encouraging challenging discourse on the issues most significant to the screen arts and broadcast sector. Reflecting the breadth of contemporary thinking this journal – produced by the Australian Film Television and Radio School – contributes to the diversity and complexity of a vibrant and dynamic industry.
In this special double issue the recent critical, box office and television ratings success of Indigenous filmmakers is explored via interviews and essays with leading Indigenous filmmakers including; Ivan Sen, Warwick Thornton, Wayne Blair, Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale. The development of Australian Indigenous screen practice has not been overnight success rather it is a culmination of decades of groundwork by countless individuals, organisations and Indigenous media associations and training institutions all playing a role. This support is unprecedented anywhere else in the world.
The second section of this issue investigates the notion of collaboration as it applies to the creative screen industries exploring the many forms its takes. The responses from contributors that includes; Mark Cousins, Ted Hope, Michael Spierig and the Blue-Tongue Films team are diverse as the very concept of collaboration is unpacked and interrogated.