CinefestOZ acknowledges the Wardandi and Piblemen people, the spiritual and cultural custodians of this land on which we live and work. We honour and respect the significant role First Nations people play in our community and in guiding us and allowing our festival to flourish.
Gillian Armstrong – Jury Chair
Gillian burst onto the Australian film scene with the now classic, My Brilliant Career, in 1979, starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill. Gillian’s mammoth directorial film career also includes High Tide, Oscar and Lucinda, Love, Lust and Lies, Charlotte Grey and Little Women. In 2015 she Directed and Produced the documentary, Women He’s Undressed, a film about the life of the Australian costume designer, Orry-Kelly, who took Hollywood by storm in the Golden Age of Hollywood, winning three Oscars over his career. The film was nominated for a 2015 AACTA and won the ATOM award for Best Arts Documentary and screened at CinefestOZ last year.
Gillian burst onto the Australian film scene with the now classic, My Brilliant Career, in 1979, …