Speakers

Amy Hobby (US)

Executive Director
Tribeca Film Institute
For Your Consideration
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John Battsek (UK)

Producer
Passion Pictures
More Than a Game, Archival Revival, ACCESS@AIDC
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Ezra Edelman (US)

Director
O.J.: Made In America, More Than a Game, For Your Consideration, ACCESS@AIDC
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Navid Khonsari (US)

Founder
iNK Stories
Revolution or Evolution?
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Charlie Phillips (UK)

Head of Documentaries, Guardian documentaries
The Guardian
The Guardian documentaries Shorts Showcase; Short & Sweet
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Sanjay Singhal (UK)

CEO
Voltage TV Productions
It's the Format, Stupid!, Cane Toad Cup
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Nancy Schwartzman (US)

Filmmaker and CEO
Roll Red Roll, Circle of 6
Gender, Tech and Resistance; Crypto For Filmmakers, Newbies, Technophobes & You
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Lynette Wallworth (AUS)

Artist
Immersed in the Story
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Uncle Jack Charles (AUS)

Actor
Welcome to Country
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Richard Lowenstein (AUS)

Producer/Director
Ghost Pictures
Archival Revival
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Mark Lewis (AUS)

Director
Radio Pictures
Cane Toads, Interrupted
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Adrian Swift (AUS)

Head of Content, Production & Development
Nine Network Australia
Stirring the Pot
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Brian Walsh (AUS)

Executive Director of Television
Foxtel
Let's Get Factual
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Laura Fleury (US)

SVP/Head of Programming for International
A+E Networks
True Crime, All The Time
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Donovan Chan (SNG)

Creative Director
Beach House Pictures Singapore
ACCESS@AIDC
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Ella McNeill (AUS)

Strategy & Distribution
Arena Media
Desperately Seeking Distribution
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David Batty (AUS)

Director
Rebel Films
Desperately Seeking Distribution
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Jeni McMahon (AUS)

Producer
Rebel Films
Desperately Seeking Distribution
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Jennifer Peedom (AUS)

Director
ACCESS@AIDC
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Steve Burns (US)

Chief Programming Officer
CuriosityStream
What's So 'Special' About Specialist Factual?
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Richard Sowada (AUS)

Director & Freelance Curator
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Cane Toads, Interrupted
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Denise Eriksen (AUS)

Australian Consultant
TRX - The Rights Exchange
True Crime, All the Time; Stirring the Pot, It's the Format, Stupid!
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Kristy Matheson (AUS)

Senior Film Programmer
ACMI
Desperately Seeking Distribution
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Susie Jones (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
SBS
True Crime, All the Time; What's So 'Special' About Specialist Factual?
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Jim Buchan (AUS)

General Manager Factual Channels
Foxtel
True Crime, All the Time; What's So 'Special' About Specialist Factual?
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Stephen Oliver (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Factual
ABC
True Crime, All the Time; What's So 'Special' About Specialist Factual
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Mandy Chang (AUS)

Head of ABC TV Arts
ABC
Archival Revival, An Affair to Remember
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Kelrick Martin (AUS)

Head of Indigenous
ABC
ACCESS@AIDC, Indigenous Eye
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Katy Morrison (AUS)

Co-Founder and Producer
VRTOV
Northern Exposure
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Oscar Raby (AUS)

Co-Founder and Creative Director
VRTOV
Immersed in the Story
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Melanie Horkan (AUS)

Producer
Fathom Film Group
Northern Exposure
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Steve Bibb (AUS)

Head of Factual
ABC
Let's Get Factual
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Joseph Maxwell (AUS)

Head of Documentaries
SBS
Let's Get Factual, Indigenous Eye
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Brendan Dahill (AUS)

Managing Director
Keo Films
Let's Get Factual
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Kate Townsend (UK)

Editor, Storyville
BBC
An Affair To Remember
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Amanda Duthie (AUS)

Director
Adelaide Film Festival
An Affair To Remember
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Alison Leigh (AUS)

Editorial Director
World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
What's So 'Special' About Specialist Factual?; What's the Buzz?
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Tanya Denning-Orman (AUS)

Channel Manager
NITV
Indigenous Eye, Times They Are A-Changin
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Karla Burt (AUS)

Producer
Princess Pictures
Kids in Control
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Libbie Doherty (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Children’s
ABC
Kids in Control
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Laura Waters (AUS)

Company Founder / Producer
Princess Pictures
Kids in Control
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Sarah Barton (AUS)

Director
Fertile Films
Defiant Lives
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Liz Burke (AUS)

Producer
Defiant Lives Productions
Defiant Lives
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Briony Benjamin (AUS)

Executive Producer, Video
Mamamia Women's Network
Shake It Up!, Times They Are A-Changin
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Brooke Silcox (AUS)

Producer / Managing Director
No Thing Productions
Shake It Up!, Times They Are A-Changin
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Daniel Joyce (AUS)

Producer
Projector Films
Shake It Up!, Times They Are A-Changin
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Liz Stevens (AUS)

Senior Manager, Documentary
Screen Australia
Times They Are A-Changin'
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Dr. Cathy Henkel (AUS)

Director WA Screen Academy
Edith Cowan University
Times They Are A-Changin', Shake It Up!
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Ian Booth (AUS)

CEO
Screenwest
Times They Are A-Changin
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Patricia Aufderheide (US)

Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Media & Social Impact
Fair Facts, One Film to Save the World?
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Tim Norton (AUS)

Head of Campaigns
Save the Children Australia
One Film to Save the World?
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Alex Kelly (AUS)

Producer
echotango
One Film to Save the World?
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Rebecca Barry (AUS)

Producer / Director
Media Stockade
One Film to Save the World?
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Tracey Vieira (AUS)

CEO
Screen Queensland
Gender, Tech and Resistance
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Peter Hamilton (US)

Industry Consultant, Editor & Publisher
DocumentaryTelevision.com
Instant Documentary
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Amiel Courtin-Wilson (AUS)

Director
This is Not a Documentary
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James Hewison (AUS)

Head of Film Programs
ACMI
This is Not a Documentary
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Danny Lachevre (AUS)

Co-Founder
The Solid State
Trailer Surgery
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Anna Broinowski (AUS)

Director
Political Documentary in a Post-Truth World
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Nicola Harvey (AUS)

Managing Editor
BuzzFeed Australia
Political Documentary in a Post-Truth World, Instant Documentary, Secret Screening
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Julian Morrow (AUS)

The Chaser
Political Documentary in a Post-Truth World
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Mariam Veiszadeh (AUS)

Advocate & Lawyer
Robin Anderson 'State of the Art' Address
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Kingston Anderson (AUS)

CEO
Australian Directors' Guild
Fair Facts
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Tracey Holmes (AUS)

Journalist
ABC
More Than A Game
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Britt Arthur (AUS)

Producer, Director and Programmer
For Your Consideration
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Christy Dena (AUS)

Writer, Designer, Director
Immersed in the Story
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Franco Di Chiera (AUS)

Development and Investment Manager
Film Victoria
Indigenous Eye
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David Vadiveloo (AUS)

Human Rights Lawyer, Cultural Competency Facilitator, Educator, Screen Producer
Impact Strategy Hack
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Fraser Stark (AUS)

Group Channel Manager – Arts and Music
Foxtel
An Affair to Remember
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Graeme Mason (AUS)

CEO
Screen Australia
Australian Documentary in 2017
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Graham Wallington (SA)

CEO & Co-Founder
WildEarth
Instant Documentary
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James Franklin (UK)

Creative Director
BRITDOC
Impact Strategy Hack
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Matt Davis (AUS)

Journalist and Filmmaker
ABC
Political Documentary in a Post-Truth World
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Mitzi Goldman (AUS)

CEO
Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF)
Impact Strategy Hack
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Malinda Wink (AUS)

Executive Director / Director, Policy & Impact
Good Pitch Australia / Shark Island Institute
Impact Strategy Hack
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Teri Calder (AUS)

Impact Producer
Media Stockade
Impact Strategy Hack
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Fiona Menzies (AUS)

CEO
Creative Partnerships Australia
DAF Impact Strategy Hack
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Courtney Botfield (AUS)

Director
Goodship
Impact Strategy Hack
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Debbie Byrne (AUS)

Network Executive Producer
Seven Network
True Crime, All the Time
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Deb Verhoeven (AUS)

Chair & Professor of Media & Communication
Deakin University
Cane Toad Cup Debate
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Jason Kimberley (AUS)

Founder
Cool Australia
Impact Strategy Hack
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Lawrence Leung (AUS)

Screenwriter, Actor and Comedian
The Cane Toad Cup Debate
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Courtney Gibson (AUS)

Screen Executive
Cane Toad Cup Debate
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Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie (CAN/NZ/AUS)

Founder & Creative Director
Games We Play
Revolution or Evolution?
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Leo Faber (AUS)

Head of Content
Red Bull Australia
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Rhian Skirving (AUS)

Producer
Unicorn Films
An Affair to Remember
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Bentley Dean (AUS)

Director
This is Not a Documentary
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Rebecca Summerton (AUS)

Producer
This Is Not a Documentary
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Matthew Bate (AUS)

Fillmmaker
This is Not a Documentary
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