Dr Jenny Fraser’s old people hail from Yugambeh Country in the Gold Coast Hinterland, the Northern Bundjalung, in Australia. She is a celebrated screen artist, being awarded the 2016 Mana Wairoa Grand Award for Advancement of Indigenous Rights from the Wairoa Film Festival in Aotearoa New Zealand for her documentary Solid Sisters, an honourable mention at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto, Canada for ‘name that movie’; and received an Australia Council Fellowship for her project Midden in 2012, which was featured at the 2014 Adelaide Festival.
In 2015 she was also recognised with awards for Newcomer Director in the International Documentary category at the World Film Awards and The International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture. Fraser founded many projects. They include the online gallery cyberTribe in 1999, the Blackout Collective in 2002, Solid Screen Festival in 2014, and World Screen Culture in 2015. Dr Jenny Fraser has served on the National Advisory Group for the Centre for Indigenous Story, as an Associate Member of the Centre for Creative Arts at Latrobe Uni, and is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at The Cairns Institute 2015-2020.