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
Chris Beale, Chairman
Michael Kelleher, Executive Director
Laura D'Augello, Producer, Industry Programs
April Lo, Event Director
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
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.
Chris Beale, Chairman
Sara McKerihan, Director
Jill Viola, Director
Diane Pavese, Secretary & Treasurer