We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Welcome to the IAG Film Shorts, screening as part of the Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference since 2021.

Building on longer traditions of geographical and anthropological film, geographers are increasingly embracing filmmaking as an integral part of their research practice. Articulating ideas through the affective medium of film, geographers are finding recognition in and out of the discipline for their creative outputs and reaching new and diverse audiences for their research.

To contribute to growing interest and ongoing conversations around filmmaking amongst geographers in Australia, and inspired by cognate events such as the AAG Shorts and www.filmgeographies.com, we invite submissions of short films made by geographers around the world with the aim of providing a platform for geographical filmmaking, contributing to ongoing capacity building and celebrating the art of geographical film.

The selected films are screened in person at the IAG Annual Conference, and archived at this website for viewing and teaching.

IAG Film Shorts is organised by Vickie Zhang, Lisa Palmer and Jane Dyson.