Alice Springs – Mparntwe

7-11 October 2024

FRAIM, celebrating and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander video-makers working in remote parts of Australia.


FRAIM is a gathering of Indigenous video-makers from around remote Australia for four days of workshops, peer to peer sharing, showcasing of work and discussions about issues specific to the Indigenous screen sector in remote and very remote areas of Australia. FRAIM specifically targets the needs of Indigenous screen practitioners who reside in geographically isolated areas and provides them with opportunities that are ordinarily not available to them.

In addition to targeted workshops, the FRAIM program also includes a film festival with two nights of public video screenings and the bi-annual ICTV Video Awards.

FRAIM was held in 2022 from October 3-6, 2022.  Dates for the next FRAIM event are October 7-11, 2024.


In 2022, FRAIM workshops ran concurrently on October 4, 5 and 6, 2022.

Each of the five workshops were designed to focus on a specific type of content such as, producing funny stories, covering news in Indigenous languages, documenting stories of Indigenous rights, multi-camera coverage of live and sequential events and producing music video clips.

Delegates were required to nominate their preferences for workshops at the time of registration.

The workshops were held at the Desert Knowledge Precinct, 475 South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs and at ICTV at 10b Wilkinson Street, Alice Springs.



In 2022, FRAIM Skills Workshops were an invitation only event for Indigenous screen practitioners who were living in geographically isolated areas of Australia and who had provided video content to ICTV since May 2019.

The purpose of the five training workshops was to support emerging and mid-career Indigenous screen practitioners to improve their skills and in turn, the quality of the video material they are producing. The workshops were open to Indigenous Australian ICTV content contributors only.

If you wish to be invited to attend FRAIM’s workshops 2024 as a workshop participant please contact us at


The ICTV Video Awards celebrate the very best of content on ICTV.  In 2022,  nine awards were judged through ICTV’s peer assessment process, with another four awards presented.  The awards were held  at the Alice Springs Cinema on October 6, 2022 and broadcast live on ICTV and can be viewed here.

Awards winners  for 2022 were:

Best Our Way Video was awarded to Queen of the Radio! from Anindilyakwa Land Council Media (Sponsored by Money Mob)

Best Our Music Video Award was awarded to Utju by Tjamuku tjukurpa kanyila produced by Red Dust Role Models (Sponsored by ICTV)

Best Spiritual Way Video was awarded to Nungalinya College: Mandy Manggurra’s story by Nungalinya College Media Studies (Sponsored by Desert Life Church)

Best Our Sports Video was awarded to Kooljamon Bike Ride by Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media (PAKAM) (Sponsored by First Nations Media Australia)

Best Our Tucker Video Awards winner was awarded to Kowanyama Bush Food Story from Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Sponsored by Outback Stores)

Best Young Way Video Award winner was Tjanimaku Tjukurpa from NPYW (Sponsored by the Department of the Chief Minister)

Best Our Culture Video award winner was Wik.Thayanam.Thawan (Strong in Language) by the Woyan-min Bio-Cultural Project (Sponsored by McNair yellowSquares)

Best News or Microdocumentary was awarded to A Day at the Roebourne Races by Ngaarda Media (sponsored by ABC).

Best Language Video was awarded to Mamu Kurtaji from PAW Media (This award was sponsored by the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages, University of Melbourne)

Most Popular Video on ICTV Play was awarded to Bush Bands Bash 2021 by Music NT. Sponsored by the Centre for Appropriate Technology.

People’s Choice Award was awarded to ‘Salty Plum’ by Desert Pea Media. (sponsored by NT Link).

ICTV Contributor of the Year Johani Mamid (and his wife Emma) from Mabu Buru Tours, Broome (sponsored by AFTRS).

Mr McKenzie Award for outstanding contribution to remote Indigenous Television was awarded to outgoing ICTV General Manager Rita Cattoni ICTV.


Over two nights a program of videos in-competition was held at Sunset Hill at Discovery Caravan Park on Tuesday and Wednesday night (October 4 and 5). The program is available here.

All screenings were free.

Screening Program



10b Wilkinson St
Alice Springs, NT 0870
08 8952 3118



FRAIM acknowledges and honours First Nations peoples, including the Arrernte People, the Traditional Custodians of the land where this event takes place. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.