Image courtesy of visual artist and video maker Jessica Emmett

Transcultural Adoptee Films (TAF)



Film screenings, video making workshops & other events in Australia


About us

A volunteer project in Australia aimed at nurturing the skills and participation of transcultural adoptees (individuals adopted from one culture to another) wishing to tell their stories using film and video technologies and to build community networks and deeper understandings of our experiences in creative and peer supported settings. Next bi-annual event will be in 2013.


Adult adoptee film committee: Jen Fitzpatrick, Anna Davison & Indigo Willing. Photographer from Logan City news.

TAF is currently based in Brisbane, Queensland but has held events in a number of capital cities in Australia including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, organized by committees made up of adoptees.

The 2011 committee was Indigo Willing (adopted from Vietnam), Anna Davison (adopted from Hong Kong) and Jen Fitzpatrick (adopted from Vietnam). For the 2009 committee please here

Event Sponsors

TAF's major sponsor is Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI), and has had additional support by various groups in the adoptee and general adoption community, including the IAFQ, International Day Festival, and Jigsaw Inc QLD and former ICASN.

All workshops and film festivals are not for profit and rely on the community's donations (cash and in-kind welcome). To find out more about how to support us please email the TAF Team:

General contacts:

TAF email:

TAF Convener:

Dr Indigo Willing OAM:
0403 168 490

TAF News

Events usually held every two years.
Check back here for updates for 2013

Film Screening in Brisbane 7th September 2011
'Operation Babylift: Lost Children of Vietnam' by Tammy Nguyen Lee
Planned for 7th September at 7pm at PASQ, West End. Sponsors PASQ, AVI, IAC, Jigsaw QLD & IAFQ. Event flyer Here

There will be a panel on 'cross-cultural perspectives' which will also feature adoptee speakers and films as part of a larger event on all kinds of Asian Australian films, sponsored by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network. AAFF web Here

Adoption Community Video Workshop in Brisbane 31st July 2011

video workshop 2011
 Above: Amadeo Marquez-Perez teaching Video Making Workshop 2011- photo by Indigo Willing

This event was held Sunday 31st August July - if you were a partcipant and would like a DVD of the exercises please email - thank you to workshop leader Amadeo Marquez-Perez, the participants and sponsors AVI, the adoptee volunteers from various countries, Jigsaw QLD & IAFQ

For more info visit Here


Archive TAF News for 2009

'Touring' Transcultural Adoptee Films 2009

Touring adoptee film and panel events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth: Visit Here

                      your boat
Above: Jessica Emmett's 'Row Your Boat' screens at Adoptee Film Festival 2009 - photo by Indigo Willing

Presented by Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) and a team of intercountry adoptee volunteers from various countries plus other community sponsors from the adoption and film community