Film Prize Jury 2018

sigrid thornton cinfestoz film prize jury chair

Sigrid Thornton – Jury Chair

In 2016 Sigrid won Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her portrayal of ‘Judy Garland’ in Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door. Recent television credits include the...

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Zareh Nalbandian

Zareh Nalbandian has been managing, developing and producing large-scale screen projects for over 25 years. He has collaborated with iconic directors, producers and artists on some of the most successful...

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Tasma Walton

Tasma Walton is a Western Australian born gem. The acclaimed actress has an extensive repertoire; Cleverman (2016), Looking for Grace (2015), Mystery Road (2013) and her Logie Winning performance as ‘Dash’ in Australian Police Drama, Blue Heelers (1994)....

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CinefestOZ Film Prize Jury

Tania Chambers

Founder and Managing Director of Feisty Dame Productions Pty Ltd, Tania Chambers produced the comedy feature A Few Less Men directed by Mark Lamprell, released in cinemas around the world...

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Michael Caton

During his illustrious 40-plus year career, Michael Caton has performed in television, theatre and film both here in Australia and abroad.

His foray into the ‘glamorous’ world of show business...

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Film Prize Jury 2017

Scott Hicks – Jury Chair

Internationally acclaimed, Hicks has been nominated for and won many prestigious awards for his work. His film Shine was an international box office sensation and was nominated for seven Academy®...

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Reg Cribb

Reg Cribb is an Australian actor, playwright and screenwriter, with many iconic Australian films under his belt. His feature film credits include Last Train to Freo, Last Cab to...

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Cappi Ireland

Cappi Ireland

Cappi Ireland is one of Australia’s leading and most sought after costume designers. Cappi has received five AFI/AACTA nominations and has won two. In 2017 she received a nomination...

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Ewen Leslie

Ewen is an Australian actor whose credits include; The Mule, The Railway Man, Sleeping Beauty, Kokoda and Jewboy for which he received an AFI nomination. Most recently he starred...

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Veronica Fury

Veronica Fury

Veronica Fury is one of Australia’s most accomplished documentary and factual entertainment producers, having worked with television broadcasters ABC, Discovery and SBS in Australia and major international broadcasters including Nat...

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Film Prize Jury 2016

Gillian Armstrong

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,...

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Sue Taylor

Sue has been producing film and television for over 30 years. Her projects which include The Shark Net, 3 Acts of Murder, An Accidental Soldier, Last Train To Freo, The...

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Garry Phillips

Garry Phillips studied at Queensland University in Australia, graduating as a surveyor and then with an Arts degree in Communication. He joined FILMWORKS, a production house in Brisbane and worked...

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Damian Walshe-Howling

One of Australia’s most accomplished actors, Damian Walshe-Howling has an impressive list of film and television credits. Damian is renowned for his work on Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us,...

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Emma Booth

Emma has been called one to watch ever since her role in the 2007 film Introducing the Dwights.   The film was a success at the Sundance Film Festival, and put...

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Film Prize Jury 2015


David Wenham – Jury Chair

David Wenham is an Australian actor with a formidable acting career, including major roles in film such as Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Van Helsing, Public Enemies and Australia....

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Wayne Blair

Wayne is a Butchala man 
hailing from Queensland. He
 has been prolific in theatre, film and television in the last
 15 years. Highlights from 
his stage career have been 

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Liz Kearney

Liz is a producer at Arenamedia. Together with Robert Connolly and Maggie Miles, Liz produced Paper Planes, which grossed almost $10M at the Australian box office. The film screened at...

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Annie Murtagh-Monks

Annie is an actor, casting director and acting coach and has cast numerous films and TV series including Last Train
to Freo, Rabbit Proof Fence, Drift, Three Acts of Murder
and Ship...

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Sarah Snook

Sarah Snook’s film credits include Not Suitable for Children, These Final Hours, Predestination, and Jessabelle. She was recently seen in the ABC TV mini-series The Secret River and is in...

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Film Prize Jury 2014


Bruce Beresford – Jury Chair

Bruce is an Australian Director who has made more than 30 films over a 50 year career. He established his reputation as one of Australia's best directors with a series of notable films in the 1970s, including Don's Party, The Getting of Wisdom, The Club and Breaker Morant. Following the...

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Marta Dusseldorp

Marta is an award-winning Australian actor whose film credits include Burning Man, Innocence, Praise and Paradise Road. She played the title role of Janet King in the ABC drama series of the same name and has also starred alongside Guy Pearce in tele-movie series Jack Irish. Marta has most recently...

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Benjamin Illos

Benjamin is a film selector for the Directors’ Fortnight. This Cannes parallel section, created in 1968 by the French Directors’ Guild, aims to support filmmakers and encourage their exposure to audiences and professionals alike. Benjamin participated to several publications as a film critic, worked as a film editor, and collaborated...

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Sue Milliken

Sue has been producing films in Australia since the 1970s, including The Odd Angry Shot, The Fringe Dwellers, Black Robe, Sirens, Dating the Enemy and Paradise Road. Her most recent production, the documentary The Redfern Story screened on ABC. She is a past president and Life Member of the Screen...

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Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret is an Australian film reviewer, producer and television personality. Together with David Stratton, she hosted the long-running SBS TV program The Movie Show from 1986 until 2004. She now appears on the ABC version of the program At the Movies. Margaret has served as a member of the Advertising...

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