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Anthony

Kierann

Screen Advisor

Anthony

Kierann

Screen Adviser

Anthony is currently the Chief Operating Officer of one of Australia’s leading performing arts institutions, Actors Centre Australia. Anthony is an Ambassador and Jury member for SF3 Smartphone Film Festival; he sits on the Board of Directors for Australia’s Largest Film Festival, The Alliance Franchise French Film Festival. Recently Anthony launched a new Teachers Academy with a Global partner partnered with ACA.

Anthony worked as 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. Subsequently Anthony moved further into Film Exhibition, programming, creating initiatives and programs within Event Cinemas nationally. As General Manager of Film Festivals, Australian Cinema and Programs, Anthony created programs such as the popular National In the House program, hosted by Niche505, Outta The Box, Hollywood Classics, JFF Fringe and The Artists Room conversation series in collaboration with Screen NSW and AFTRS with Phillip Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, David Wenham and other Australian industry artists, hosted by Margaret Pomeranz and Luke Buckmaster.

Anthony championed Event Cinemas co-sponsorship of the inaugural Create NSW 360 Virtual Reality Film Conference. He has a passion for community, developing partnerships, growth opportunities for emerging filmmakers and festival expansion. He initiated 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, and award partnerships with South Australian Screen Association, Tropfest Kids and most recently ACA partnerships with SWIFF, My Queer Career, Bus Stop Films, WIFT, Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival.

Festival groups Anthony has closely worked with include some of the largest and culturally prominent, Adelaide Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Russian Film Festival, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Japanese Film Festival, Winda International Indigenous Film Festival, SF3 Film Festival, Documentary Foundation Australia, Gold Coast Film Festival, Queer Fest, International Adelaide Kids Film Festival and the Jewish Film Festival.

Anthony has been a Short Film jury member for AACTA, Gold Coast Film Festival SIPFEST, SF3, akeynote speaker at NSW Public Schools Film Festival symposium and was on the advisory panel for the City of Sydney Council for three years.

Anthony implemented the ACA Masterclass series working with Samantha Lang, Kriv Stenders, Damon Herriman, Alex Proyas, Monica Zanetti, Rosie Lourde, and Joanna Murray Smith. ACA on the road, taking Master classes around the country to regional and other areas allowing the community to experience Actors Centre training. Anthony produced the ACA “in Conversation” series with guests Hugh Jackman, Scott Hicks, Georgia Parker, David Wenham, Susan Prior and other industry guests. West End Pictures a new film program came to life furthering film collaborations with ACA hosted by film critic Garry Maddox.
Collaborative associations with writers, directors, producers, and industry organisations have been included within ACA corridors.

In collaboration with Bus Stop Films, and supported by the Australian Government, a new devised acting program for people living with disability is a welcome addition to ACA. The program is workshopped and designed by ACA teachers in collaboration with BusStop Films students, culminating with a public performance.

“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”.

“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”.