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Jury • Antenna Documentary Film Festival

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

9-19 feb

Our 2024 Jury

Features Jury

Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal writer, journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker and sound artist. He is the ABC’s Editor Indigenous Radio overseeing the longstanding flagship programs Awaye! and Speaking Out, and presents The Art Show on ABC RN and on podcast. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is a widely-published freelance writer and cultural critic. His new book on Indigenous Australian art, Close to the Subject: Selected Works, is shortlisted for the 2024 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writing Prize. A saltwater goori from the far north coast of NSW, Daniel belongs to the Bundjalung people of the Lower Tweed, and the Kullilli people of south-western Queensland. 

Tom Murray

Tom Murray is a film writer, director, and producer; and a Professor in screen media and creative arts at Macquarie University. His award-winning feature documentaries include Dhakiyarr vs the King, In My Father’s Country, Love in Our Own Time, and The Skin of Others. He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Founding Director of Macquarie University’s Creative Documentary Research Centre (CDRC). As a consultant to numerous state film funding agencies and international media organisations he has worked across Australia and the Pacific region to develop documentary and media skills and scholarship.

Bridget Ilkin

Bridget Ikin is a producer and filmmaker of feature films, documentaries, and moving image works by artists. She was the curator of FLUX art + film program at Sydney Film Festival for several years and co-director of Felix Media. Notable credits include Sherpa (dir. Jen Peedom), Look both Ways (dir. Sarah Watt), and An Angel at My Table (dir. Jane Campion); also numerous video works by Angelica Mesiti amongst other artists. She has an honorary doctorate from AFTRS, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Shorts Jury

Jess Ellicott

Jess Ellicott is a film programmer and distribution professional with over a decade of experience across exhibition, distribution and festivals. She is a marketing consultant at Transmission Films, and was formerly the Head of Programming at Golden Age Cinema & Bar. Additionally, her film criticism has featured on ABC Radio National, SBS Movies, The Big Issue and Runway Journal.

Virginia Hilyard

Virginia Hilyard is a visual and screen artist whose practice is grounded in an experimental aesthetic and the convergence of digital and analogue image-making. Producing film, video, sound and installation work since 1985, Hilyard has contributed widely to moving image culture in Australia – Sydney Super 8 Film Group, Sydney Intermedia Network and DLux Media Arts – and overseas – Mowelfund Institute in the Philippines and Womanifesto in Thailand. Currently, Virginia teaches digital video and analogue film production at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

Kate Vinen

Kate Vinen completed a Masters of Screen:Documentary at AFTRS (2018-2020). Her film Acts for the Invisible premiered at Sydney Film Festival (2021) and won the 2022 CILECT CAPA Best Film: Documentary. Her short drama, Hopeful Romantic, won five awards at the 2023 Australian Women’s Film Festival including Best Screenplay and Best Film. Her hybrid documentary, Mitayero, was made at the prestigious PlayLab Films Director’s Lab mentored by Palme d’Or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Amazon and has its Australian premiere at Antenna Documentary Film Festival. 

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