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Taryne Laffar – Jury Chair
Producer | Short Film Jury Chair
Taryne Laffar is a producer, writer, director and casting director who descends from the Bardi and Jabbir Jabbir nations in Western Australia and a wonderfully diverse global bloodline. Her filmmaking credits include WHO PAINTIN’ DIS WANDJINA?, BINGO!, RAINFOREST WARRIORZ, ON COUNTRY KITCHEN and she has also produced six short documentaries for NITV’s Our Stories, directing three. Taryne was the Series Producer of ABC iView comedy series and documentaries KGB and OUR LAW in 2019. Taryne’s casting credits include; BRAN NUE DAE, MAD BASTARDS, STONE BROS, A FEW LESS MEN, GO KARTS, JANDAMARRA’S WAR, STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ and YAGAN. Taryne also known as Pinky received Screenwest’s Spark Yearlong Initiative 2018/2019 and was selected for SPA’s prestigious 2019 ONES TO WATCH program and subsequently announced Screen Forever’s SBS First Glance prize winner. She is also an Indigenous Producer Program recipient through Screen Australia, and also completed their intensive, Developing The Developer. Taryne was appointed as new member of Screenwest Industry Advisory Group Committee in late and also accepted committee member roles for: WIFT WA and Screenwest’s Diversity Committee. In early 2020, feature anthology project RED was announced and OUR LAW her most recent documentary is a finalist for the best documentary at Sydney Film Festival 2020 and is due for broadcast on NITV on 22nd June 2020.