We welcome you to an exciting new program of short films from Central Australia. Arrpenhe-nthenhe, meaning ‘where’s the other one?’ in Arrernte, is a program of curated content across this years festival. With a full cinema session, as well as a sprinkling of shorts throughout the festival, this program is devoted entirely to Indigenous Language films from the heart of Australia.

Arrpenhe-nthenhe is a project of the Arrernte Language Office at the Desert Peoples Centre, in partnership with the Something Somewhere Film Festival. Supported by the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) at Batchelor Institute and the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

Some highlights of the program include the NT premieres of:


Artnwer – Desert Dingo

Five senior Alywarr lawmen, take a 450km trip from their Central Australian community of Ali Curung to visit the sacred sites of a significant Dingo Songline.



RAYELLA discuss their approaches to language revitalisation and music writing, and teach local children their song Warlungka, which is a meta-lesson on Aboriginal learning styles.

Saturday 22nd April, 2pm
Alice Springs Cinema