Speakers

Robert Fernandez (USA)

Producer, CEO
Moxie Pictures
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Erin Casper (USA)

Editor
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Kitty Green (AUS)

Filmmaker
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Sara Ramsden (UK)

Creative Director
Love Productions
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Dan Fallshaw (AUS)

Filmmaker
United Notions Film
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Ingrid Kopp (SA)

Programmer
Storyscapes at Tribeca Film Festival
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Prash Naik (UK)

General Counsel
Doc Society
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Violeta Ayala (AUS)

Filmmaker
United Notions Film
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Dorota Lech (CAN)

Industry Programmer, Hot Docs
Programmer, TIFF
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Sophie Wiesner (AUS)

Session Producer
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Simon Nasht (AUS)

Partner/Executive Producer
DNX Media
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Matthew Bate (AUS)

Director
Closer Productions
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Alice Burgin (AUS)

Conference Director
AIDC
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Mandy Chang (UK)

Commissioning Editor
BBC Storyville
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Alison Black (AUS)

Creative Director
The Mischief Sisters
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Marion Farrelly (AUS)

Creative Director
The Mischief Sisters
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Rebecca Barry (AUS)

Producer / Director
Media Stockade
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Alex Kelly (AUS)

Producer
echotango
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Linda Brusasco (AUS)

Acting Head of Arts
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Britt Arthur (AUS)

Director / Producer
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Jen Peedom (AUS)

Producer / Director
Stranger than Fiction Films
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Paul Wiegard (AUS)

Managing Director
Madman Entertainment
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Oli Harbottle (UK)

Head of Distribution
Dogwoof
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Sam Griffin (AUS)

Producer/Consultant
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Alan Crabbe (IRE)

Co-founder
Pozible; Birchal
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Kristy Matheson (AUS)

Senior Curator - Film
ACMI
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Esther Coleman-Hawkins (AUS)

Producer/Writer
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Hollie Fifer (AUS)

Director
The Opposition
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Teri Calder (AUS)

Impact Producer
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Malinda Wink (AUS)

Executive Director
Good Pitch² Australia
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Stephen Oliver (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Factual
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Donovan Chan (SNG)

Creative Director
Beach House Pictures
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Joseph Maxwell (AUS)

Head of Documentaries
SBS
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Julie Hanna (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Factual
ABC
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Andrew Farrell (AUS)

Head of Factual
CJZ
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Kylie Washington (AUS)

Director of Unscripted
Matchbox Pictures
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Douglas Watkin (AUS)

Director/Producer
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Denise Eriksen (AUS)

Executive Producer
Eriksen Media
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Susie Jones (AUS)

Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
SBS
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Cieron Cody (AUS)

Commissioning Editor
National Indigenous Television (SBS)
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Josie Mason-Campbell (AUS)

Head of Non-Scripted Production
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Amanda Duthie (AUS)

Director
Adelaide Film Festival
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Emma Roberts (AUS)

Producer
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Torsten Hoffmann (GER)

Co-founder & CEO
Virtual Content Group
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Alison Leigh (AUS)

Editorial Director
World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
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Tony Jackson (AUS)

Executive Producer
Chemical Media
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Devin Cheema (USA)

Head of Business Affairs and VP, Programming
CuriosityStream
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Franco Di Chiera (AUS)

Development and Investment Manager
Film Victoria
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Trisha Morton-Thomas (AUS)

Writer/Producer/Actor
Brindle Films
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Rob Gibson (AUS)

Head of Originals
STAN
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Madeleine Hetherton (AUS)

Producer/Director
Media Stockade
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Brendan Shoebridge (AUS)

Documentary Filmmaker
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Mitzi Goldman (AUS)

CEO
Documentary Australia Foundation
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Catherine Dwyer (AUS)

Director
Brazen Hussies film
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Andrea Foxworthy (AUS)

Producer
Brazen Hussies film
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Philippa Campey (AUS)

Producer
Film Camp
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Dr Ruari Elkington (AUS)

Associate Lecturer Film, Screen & Animation
QUT
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Rachael Brown (AUS)

Journalist
ABC News
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Tim Roxburgh (AUS)

Supervising Producer
True Crime Audio, ABC
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Nick Feik (AUS)

Editor
The Monthly
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John Lyons (AUS)

Head of Investigative and In-Depth Journalism
ABC
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Clare Chambers (USA)

Supervising Producer
Independent Lens Digital Initiatives
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Uncle Jack Charles (AUS)

Actor
Opening Night Party
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Natasha Gadd (AUS)

AIDC
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Michael Cordell (AUS)

Creative Director / Co-Owner
CJZ
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Bettina Dalton (AUS)

Executive Producer/ Principal
WildBear Entertainment
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Katy Roberts (AUS)

Head of Video
VICE AU/NZ
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John Cherry (AUS)

Producer/Director
Tapestry Media
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Caroline Spencer (AUS)

Director of Development
Fremantle Media Australia
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Irene Jay Liu (SNG)

Lead
Google News Lab
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Martin Peralta (AUS)

Sound Designer/Producer/Composer
ABC
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Anna Kaplan (AUS)

Producer & Impact Producer
Madman Production Company
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Ben Milbourne (AUS)

Creative Director / Co-Owner
Cultivate Productions
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Trish Tzannes (AUS)

Digital Manager
National Geographic Australia
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Elena Guest (AUS)

Manager, Enterprise and Business Development, Business and Audience
Screen Australia
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Carolyn Payne (UK)

Commissioning Editor
National Geographic Channel
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Josh Gardiner (AUS)

Head of Communications
VICE AU/NZ
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Kelrick Martin (AUS)

Head of Indigenous
ABC Television
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Vernon Ah Kee (AUS)

Artist
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Oscar Raby (AUS)

Co-Founder and Creative Director
VRTOV
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Sarah Ferguson (AUS)

Journalist
ABC News
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Deb Masters (AUS)

Executive Producer
ABC News
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Kalonica Quigley (AUS)

3D Artist and Game Developer
VRTOV
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Van Badham (AUS)

Writer / Activist
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Stuart Moulds (AUS)

Creative Director VOD
Madman Entertainment
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Maha Ismail (AUS)

Head of Member Services
Screenrights
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Barbara Connell (AUS)

COO & Director, Development
Demand Film
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Kyas Sherriff (AUS)

Head of Indigenous
AFTRS
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David Doepel (AUS)

CEO & Managing Director
Demand Film
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Anna Jeffries (AUS)

Director/Producer
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John Godfrey (AUS)

Head of Unscripted
SBS
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Liz Stevens (AUS)

Senior Manager, Documentary
Screen Australia
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Glenn Usmar (NZ)

Head of Funding
NZ on Air
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Melanie Horkan (AUS)

Producer
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Richard Buckham (AUS)

Manager Arts
ABC
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