OUR MISSION

Promotion of the Australian Screen Arts

 

Our mission is to promote the screen arts, which we do through AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FORUM IN NEW YORK CITY by exhibiting Australian films and connecting Australian film, television and digital screen producers and screen talent to U.S. film, television and digital producers and distributors in order to achieve broader exhibition of their screen works. 

 

We also promote the screen arts  through AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY, our global traveling roadshow of the Australians short films, to showcase the talent of Australian filmmakers and broaden their exposure internationally

 

Educational Programs and Scholarships

 

It is also our mission to provide educational programs including career development programs for new and emerging screen artists. We do this through case studies, master classes and conversations, sessions on financing, casting and pitching, and networking opportunities and mentoring with established practitioners of the screen arts. We have also established a scholarship program for emerging directors.

LEADERSHIP & PARENT ORGANIZATION

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FORUM IN NEW YORK CITY

AMBASSADORS

Deborra-lee Furness

Hugh Jackman

Baz Luhrmann

Catherine Martin

 

OFFICERS

​Chris Beale, Chairman
Michael Kelleher, Executive Director

Laura D'Augello, Producer, Industry Programs

April Lo, Event Director

ADVISORY BOARD

​Francesca Beale, Board Member, Film at Lincoln Center​
Deirdre Brennan, Executive Vice President of Content Partnerships, WildBrain
Kate Marks, CEO, Ausfilm​
Graeme Mason, CEO, Screen Australia​
Ann Moore, Director, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and former Chairman and CEO of Time Inc.
Ian Sutherland, Producer, Origin Productions ​

Schuyler Weiss, President of Production and Development, Baz & Co.
Elliott Whitton, Head of Development, Cinereach

Ken Crouch, Chief Executive Officer, Screenworks

AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM TODAY

An annual program of the best of  Australian short film, which is screened in 8 cities around the world. Now in its 28tn year.

 

​PROGRAM & EVENT PRODUCER

Annie Parnell

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN FOUNDATION, INC.

is the parent organization of Australian International Screen Forum and Australian Short Film Today. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the promotion of the the screen arts and to the the education of screen artists.

BOARD MEMBERS

​Chris Beale, Chairman
Sara McKerihan, Director

Jill Viola, Director

Diane Pavese, Secretary & Treasurer