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The Australian Film Commission (AFC) launched the Indigenous Branch (originally known as the Aboriginal Unit) in 1993 to promote the participation of Indigenous Australians in the film and television industry.

The key role of the AFC's Indigenous Branch 'is to resource and facilitate the participation of Indigenous Australians in the industry. It also provides support to develop a vibrant Indigenous production sector. In seeking to meet these objectives the Branch offers professional development to filmmakers by providing both development and production investment funding for drama, documentary, animation and interactive digital media projects.'

Projects the Indigenous Branch has been involved in include the TV-drama compilations From Sand to Celluloid, Shifting Sands and Dramatically Black. The Unit's Indigenous Documentary Fund also supported the production of Yellow Fella (2005), which was selected in the 'Un Certain Regard' section at the Cannes Film Festival.

Source: Australian Film Commission (Sighted: 07/07/2010)

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