Emma Bortignon (Australia)
Sound Designer

Emma has lent her sound design and editing skills to more than 100 feature films, documentaries, and television series, collaborating with some of Australia's most distinguished directors and producers.

Notable projects include her recent supervising/sound design work on the celebrated horror film Talk to Me, along with other stand-out features such as Late Night with the Devil, The Rooster and The Moogai, set to premiere at Sundance 2024. Emma’s contributions to the industry have earned her many accolades, including 12 AACTA/AFI awards nominations, with wins for her work on projects such as Fires (2021), Suzi Q (2020), Murundak: Songs of Freedom (2011), and Noise (2007).

In addition to her creative endeavours, Emma actively supports emerging filmmakers through mentorship and serves as a guest lecturer in Sound Design at leading tertiary film courses worldwide. She engages in discussions on Sound Design in film, frequently participating in industry panels and contributing to award adjudication. In 2024, Emma will sit on the ASSG Committee (Australian Screen Sound Guild) and is an active International Member of the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors).

Beyond the world of cinema, Emma showcases her musical talents as a multi-instrumentalist for the beloved Melbourne band, Underground Lovers. Her role includes playing guitar and various electronic instruments, adding a dynamic dimension to the band’s live performances across Australia.