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Anthony

Kierann

SCREEN ADVISOR
Anthony is the Chief Operating Officer of one of Australia’s leading performing arts institutions, Actors Centre Australia working for a global company. 
 
Anthony is an Ambassador and Jury member for SF3 Smartphone Film Festival, member of the Board of Directors for The Alliance Franchise French Film Festival.  
 
Anthony was the General Manager of Australia’s Number one film location at Event Cinemas George Street. Winning a company award across New Zealand, Germany and Australia with new initiatives and curated programs within Event Cinemas. 
 
As General Manager of Film Festivals, Australian Cinema and bespoke Programs. Anthony curated the National In the House program, Niche505, Outta The Box, Hollywood Classics and JFF Fringe. Developed, The Artists Room conversation series in collaboration with Screen NSW and AFTRS with guests Phillip Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, David Wenham and other Australian artists, hosted by film critics Margaret Pomeranz and Luke Buckmaster. 
 
He initiated, Event Cinemas co-sponsorship of the inaugural Create NSW 360 Virtual Reality Film Conference, the Award for Best Short Screenplay Award for Mardi Gras Film Festival – My Queer Career, the Best Australian Short Screenplay award with Sydney Film Festival, award partner for South Australian Screen Association, Tropfest Kids and most recently ACA partnerships with SWIFF, My Queer Career, Bus Stop Films, WIFT and Australian Directors Guild. 
 
Film Festival groups Anthony has worked with include some of the largest and culturally prominent, Adelaide Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Russian, Jewish, Sci Fi, Mardi Gras, Japanese, Winda International Indigenous, SF3, Documentary Foundation Australia, Gold Coast, Queer Fest and International Adelaide Kids film festival. 
 
Anthony has been a Film jury member for AACTA, Gold Coast SIPFEST film festival, SF3, a keynote speaker at NSW Public Schools Film Festival symposium and an advisory panel member for the City of Sydney Council. 
 
At ACA, Anthony has implemented Cricos an international component into its flagship program, an on line international teaching academy, a masterclass series working with some of Australia’s most recognisable film directors. He produced the ACA “in Conversation” series with guests Hugh Jackman, Scott Hicks, Georgia Parker, David Wenham, Susan Prior, Damon Herriman  and others.  Collaborative associations with writers, directors, producers, and industry organisations have been included within ACA corridors cultivating an arts community. 
 
In partnership with Bus Stop Films, and supported by the Australian Arts Council, a first of its kind acting program for people living with disability working in film was created with its inaugural program a huge success, it is now being developed into a larger program. 
 
The Australian Directors Awards are hosted at Actors Centre Australia and it’s director webinar series, ACA has hosted many industry screenings and events across film and TV supporting Australian content and it’s storytellers.

“The Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival is an exciting and dynamic new festival that has come about as a reflection of the world today and the need for more stories and education on how we interact with the planet.

The festival is immensely significant as it will educate and share stories that will perhaps open our hearts and eyes to what more we all should be doing to create a better world”.