Asian Australian Community
Drawing upon her earlier years as a performing arts graduate and studies in communications and film, Indigo has co-chaired several film festivals and video-making workshops for adoptees, multicultural and Asian Australian communities, and is the co-founder of the Asian Australian Films, Forum and Network (AAFFN) which has been running since 2011.
Asian Australian Film Forum and Network (AAFFN)
- Co-Founder and Convener: Asian Australian Films, Forum and Network (AAFFN)
August 2011 – Current
Facebook Community Page: https://www.facebook.com/AsianAustralianFilmForum/
Facebook Chat Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AAFFNchat/
Website: www.asianaustralianfilmforum.com (website is currently in archive mode)
The Asian Australian Films, Forum and Network (AAFFN) encourages and promotes community discussion, screen activities and networking via interviews, a blog, social media, and special events. The AAFFN was launched in 2011 by Dr Indigo Willing OAM and Amadeo Marquez-Perez in collaboration/mentored by Dr Tseen Khoo, Co-Founder of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN). Dr Sukhmani Khorana joined the following year as a Co-Convener.
Our network is voluntarily run but has received events support from high profile sponsors such as SBS Film, Madmen Films, Village Cinemas, The AASRN, The University of Queensland, RMIT University and Melbourne University. Our key activities focus on highlighting the experiences of Asian migrants and their formations of cultural identity as represented in online productions, mainstream TV and films, independent films and throughout the arts. The AAFFN also has the aim of encouraging multicultural communities to increase their visibility and connections to the broader society through various networks.
Asian Australian Community Engagement
Along with co-running the AAFFN forms of community building and engagement include:-
Chair for Panel Session with Annette Shun Was and Michelle Law at Metro Arts for BrisAsia Festival talk organised by Joon Kwok.
Invited speaker for the FUSE Gold Coast Community Arts symposium
Invited speaker at the inaugural Yum Chat event at QPAC as part of the annual BrisAsia Festival. The symposiums and BrisAsia talks were organised by Joon Kwok.
Film Festival Co-Chair ‘Asian Australian Film Forum’ for the AAFFN, 2011
Film Festival Chair ‘An Asian Australian Occasion Film Festival’ at UQ, 2007
Film Festival Co-Chair, Inter-country Adoptee Film Festivals, Melbourne at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane at Logan Entertainment Centre and also at the Post Adoption Services Queensland Headquarters, 2007 – 2009
AAFFN Inaugural Video
Directed by Maria Tran and produced by Indigo Willing for the Asian Australian Film Forum’s inaugural launch and featuring AusAsian actors, directors, screen writers and researchers.
Asian Australian Studies and Research Network (AASRN) ‘Asian Australian Identities 6 Conference’, Invited and Sponsored Plenary Talk
Invited plenary speaker at the Asian Australian Identities 6 Conference at the Melbourne Immigration Museum in 2017
Interviews done for the Asian Australian Film Forum and Network Interviewee series
Interview with MVP – Matthew Victor Pastor on Asian Australian Stories and Masculinity by Indigo Willing (December 2017)
Interview with Pearl Tan, director, actor and creator of Minority Box series and Pearly Productions by Indigo Willing (March 2015)
Interview with Andy Trieu, Actor, Aussie TV Ninja and SBS Pop Asia co-host by Indigo Willing (February 2015)
Interview with Thien Nguyen, actor, model, martial artist by Indigo Willing (December 2014)
Interview with Barton Williams, actor and director by Indigo Willing (November 2014)
Interview with Charlotte Nicdao, Alfred Nicdao and Ferdinand Hoang by Indigo Willing (June 2014)
Interview with director John Green about skateboarding videos and more by Indigo Willing (July 2014)
Film Review of Corrie Chen’s Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too by Indigo Willing (Jan 2014)
Interview with director Corrie Chen by Indigo Willing (Jan 2014)
Film Review of Matthew Victor Pastor’s Made in Australia by Indigo Willing (September 2014)
Maximum Choppage on ABC2: Insights from cast and crew by Indigo Willing (May 2014)
Interview with Kim Woozy, founder of MAHFIA Web TV by Indigo Willing (March 2014)
Lam Luan, founder of The Lam Tu Luan Lion Dance, Dragon Dance & Kung Fu School interviewed by Indigo Willing (November 2013)
Inteview with Matt Victor Pastor by Indigo Willing (June 2013)
Interview with Thai Phuong by Indigo Willing (June 2013)
Interview with Aileen Huynh – persona George Dot Play by Indigo Willing (March 2013)
Interview with Khanh Trieu about acting experiences and hitting LA by Indigo Willing (Jan 2013)
Interview with Somchay Phakonkham about ‘The Boat’ by Indigo Willing (Jan 2013)
Interview with Maya Newell about her documentary ‘Gaby Baby‘ by Indigo Willing (December 2012)
Interview with Rachel Jessica Tan about ‘For Evie’ by Indigo Willing (Sept 2012)