25th SFS Festival Key Note Address Speaker announced

Dr Anna Broinowski is a Walkley award-winning filmmaker and author. Documentaries include Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! (SBS/CJZ), Aim High in Creation! (ABC/NETFLIX USA), Forbidden Lie$ (SBS/UKCH4/Showtime), Helen’s War (SBS/CBC/ PBS) and Hell Bento!! (SBS).

Awards include 3 AFIs (Aactas), Best Film at Silverdocs USA, the Al Jazeera Golden Award, the Rome Festival Cult prize, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award, A Russian Critics Award and the Writer’s Guild of America Best Nonfiction Screenplay.

Anna’s memoir about filming in North Korea, The Director is the Commander (2015), won the NIB Alex Buzo shortlist prize and was nominated for a Dobbie and Adelaide Festival award. The American edition Aim High in Creation! has just been published by Arcade/Skyhorse USA.