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IPMIC3 Judging Panel

Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of ACMI

IPMIC No. 3 Judging Panel

Katrina Sedgwick

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a major national cultural institution located at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. Previously, she has been the head of arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online, and the founding director and CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival.

From 2002 to 2011, as founding director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, Katrina initiated the AFF Investment Fund – which supported 47 Australian productions encompassing a multi-award-winning slate of features, documentaries, short films, cross-platform and installation works.

She has an extensive background as a performer, creative producer and festival director. She was a producer for the Adelaide Festival of Arts (1996, 1998 and 2000) and the artistic director of Come Out ‘99 and Adelaide Fringe 2002. She has been a board member of Chunky Move, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Art Gallery of SA, and was chair of the South Australian Youth Arts Board.

Annette Blonski

Annette Blonski is a freelance script editor and script consultant to a number of government film funding agencies and independent producers, writers and directors.  She has script edited award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries including ‘My Tehran for Sale’, ‘What I Have Written’, ‘Stranded’, ‘Life’, ‘Eternity’, and ‘Delivery Day’.  She has been a member of the board of Film Victoria and the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. 

Jose Da Silva

José Da Silva is the Head of the Australian Cinémathèque at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). His curatorial work explores the role of the moving image in reconceptualising our understanding of contemporary visual culture and has curated exhibitions and cinema projects at QAGOMA since 2006.

He was curator of the QAGOMA exhibitions ‘David Lynch: Between Two Worlds’ (2015) and ‘Earth and Elsewhere’ (2013) and has been a contributor to curatoriums for the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015) and the exhibitions ‘Andy Warhol’ (2007), ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ (2010) and ‘Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams’ (2011). Major cinema projects have included: ‘Andy Warhol’ (2007), one of the largest surveys internationally of the artist’s film and video; ‘The Savage Eye: Surrealism and Cinema’ (2011), a major survey of the surrealist sensibility in cinema since 1913; and comprehensive retrospectives of the work of Pedro Almodóvar, Theo Angelopoulos, Peter Greenaway, Patricio Guzmán, Derek Jarman and Christoph Schlingensief.

Amanda Duthie

Amanda Duthie is the CEO and director of the Adelaide Film Festival. In addition, she curates and manages the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, sits on the Board of Adelaide Festival, Committee for Adelaide, and Festivals Adelaide, and on the Advisory Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia.

Prior to joining the Adelaide Film Festival, Amanda worked at SBS and the ABC as a producer, becoming Head of Comedy, Arts and Entertainment at the ABC in 2003. Programs broadcast during her stewardship at the ABC include Spicks & Specks, The Gruen Transfer and Gruen Planet, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, and The Chaser’s The Hamster Wheel. Her arts programming slate included Artscape, At the Movies, First Tuesday Book Club, an ongoing series of ABC Live concerts, and The Bazura Project.

Hannah Matthews

Hannah Mathews is a Melbourne-based curator with a particular interest in contemporary practice and arts advocacy. She is currently Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art.

Hannah graduated with a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has worked in curatorial positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2008-16); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-07); Monash University Museum of Art (2005); Next Wave Festival (2003-04); The South Project (2003-04); Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, the Ian Potter Museum of Art (2002); and the Biennale of Sydney (2000-02). Among Hannah’s recent curatorial projects are Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, PICA, Perth and national tour (2015-ongoing); Ryan Gander: READ ONLY, ACCA, Melbourne (2015); Framed Movements, ACCA (2014); In the Cut: Contemporary Collage, ACCA (2013); Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA (2011).

Hannah has recently initiated an occasional series of projects that engage with choreography and the visual arts. She has completed curatorial residencies in New York, Berlin, Tokyo and Venice, and teaches curatorial studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. She currently sits on the boards of the National Association for the Visual Arts, City of Melbourne Arts & Cultural Heritage and International Art Space, Perth.

Gideon Obarzanek

Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and currently Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival, Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and board member of Critical Path - choreographic research centre based in Sydney.

Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. His works for Chunky Move have been diverse in form and content including stage productions, installations, site-specific works, participatory events and film. These have been performed in many festivals and theatres around the world including Edinburgh International, BAM Next Wave NY, Venice Biennale, Southbank London, Territoria Festival Moscow and all major Australian performing arts festivals.

In 2013 Gideon was a resident artist at the Sydney Theatre Company where he wrote and directed his first play ‘I Want to Dance Better at Parties’. He later co wrote and directed a documentary screen version with Mathew Bate winning the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award. He recently created a new work for the Australian Ballet’s fiftieth anniversary season as well as the Sydney Dance Company. Gideon is a recipient of an Australian Creative Fellowship working with theatre, dance and documentary filmmakers to develop projects with simultaneous live and broadcast outcomes. 

Lady Potter AC

Lady Potter AC is a Trustee of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. She is a passionate supporter of the Arts and has held a long list of offices with major arts institutions, including Patron of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, Honorary Life Member of the National Gallery Victoria and was Founding Benefactor of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lady Potter is also patron and an active member of several leading performing arts companies and community welfare organisations.  She has received Honorary Doctorates from Australian Catholic University and Monash University, and is a Member of The Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.  Lady Potter is also Life Governor of The Ian Potter Foundation.