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Chanel Bowen – Industry Panel Host
Assistant Director | Contemporary Methods to Assistant Directing panel host
Chanel is a West Australian assistant director and film programmer. Working on feature and TV for a number of years with anticipated features releasing this year including WBMC’s RAMS – starring Sam Neill and Michael Caton, and High Ground – staring Simon Baker and Jack Thomspon. Chanel joined as board member for WIFT Australia with a film belief in diverse representation across stories, creatives and crew to truly reach equality. Chanel has worked with film festivals and cinemas to program and deliver strong industry programs, appeal to regional audiences and shine a spotlight on diverse Australian Film. Chanel is currently Film Coordinator at CinefestOZ.