Pathways Forward


A Change Maker discussion, tabling case studies of organisations that apply community based models to inclusion as we work towards celebrating a more diverse future in the screen industry and beyond.

Facilitator: Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe WIFT Australia Indigenous Lead

Talent: Genevieve Clay-Smith, Co-Founder of Bus Stop Films (Australia) Bus Stop Films is a pioneering, not-for-profit organisation that uses filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of people living with disabilities and other marginalised groups, on both sides of the camera.

Tim Soutphommasane (Australia) is a political theorist and professor at the University of Sydney. He was Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2013 to 2018.

Katrina Irawati Graham (Australia) Katrina is an Indonesian-Australian writer, director, playwright, activist. Katrina is co-founder, Chair and Queensland board member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia.

Craig Gainsborough (New Zealand) producer of Rūrangi. More then a series, Rūrangi is a movement to create social change for New Zealand’s gender diverse community by empowering screen creatives to tell their own stories and represent themselves autonomously.

Ana Tiwary (Australia), founded the Diversity in Australia Media community over a decade ago. She is a producer/director and her company indiVisual films specialises in diverse stories. Recently Ana produced Rhapsody of Love, the first Asian Australian Rom-com.

Wednesday 25 November 2020
5pm – 6.30pm (AEST)
HOTA Home of the Arts
135 Bundall Road, Surfer’s Paradise QLD 4217

Register for online attendance here 

Expressions of interest for physical attendance

WIFT Australia’s Bla(c)k and women of color subcommittee collaborated with APSA to create the DIVERSE FUTURES: Pathways Forward panel. The subcommittee board members are Katrina Irawati Graham, Ljudan Michaelis-Thorpe and Ana Tiwary. For more information on WIFT Australia see:

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