The Program, The Darwin International Film Festival
BROWSE FILMS BY CATEGORY
Director, Under a Pagan Sky
Book tickets to Under a Pagan Sky, Saturday 8 May
Tsu Shan Chambers
Sydney born and Darwin raised, Asian-Australian, Tsu Shan, is a multiple film, business and community service award winner. An Optometrist turned Actor/Writer/Producer, she is passionate about bringing awareness to issues that matter through telling provoking stories. She was selected as one of Screen Producers Australia’s “Ones to Watch” in 2018 and awarded the Charlies Grant Residency with US based organization Australians in Film in 2021. Tsu Shan holds multiple Post-Graduate qualifications, including Graduate Certificate in Creative Producing at AFTRS and a Master in Public Health.
She is the creator and producer of romance drama feature UNSOUND about deaf culture and pride. It was nominated for 'Best Indie Film' at the AACTA awards. It also won ‘Best Australian Feature Film’ at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and 'Best Fiction Feature' at the ATOM Awards. Internationally, it was selected in competition for the UNICEF Award at the 32nd festival for Children and Youth in Vienna and the UNESCO-Gandhi Medal at the International Film Festival of India, among others.
Tsu Shan's latest screenplay for romance drama feature BLIND LOVE was a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices competition and quarter-finalist for ScreenCraft's Film Fund. She continues to develop her slate across TV, Features and Online formats to create unique and bold stories with underlying social impact thematics.
Book tickets to Unsound, Monday 3 May
Producer, My Name is Gulpilil
Peter Djigirr is an Australian actor and producer. His filmography includes:
• co-director and actor, Ten Canoes (2006)
• consultant, The Balanda and the Bark Canoes (2006)
• contributor, 12canoes project (2008)
• producer & actor, Charlie’s Country (2013)
• producer, Still Our Country (2014)
• producer, Another Country (2015)
• producer, My Name is Gulpilil (2021)
Rolf de Heer
Producer, My Name is Gulpilil
Rolf has directed (and mostly also written and produced) fourteen feature films of almost as many different genres, starting with Tail of a Tiger in 1984.
Born in 1951 in Holland, Rolf migrated to Australia with his family in 1959. He worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for seven years, then in 1977 was granted entry into Australia's Film Television and Radio School. His films, generally low budget, have received substantial international recognition.
Bad Boy Bubby won the Grand Special Jury prize and the International Film Critics Prize at Venice in 1993, and four Australian Film Institute awards in Australia. The Quiet Room (1996) and Dance Me To My Song (1998) were invited into Competition at Cannes. The Tracker premiered to critical acclaim in Competition at Venice in 2002. Alexandra's Project was invited into Competition at Berlin, 2003, while Ten Canoes won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2007 and six Australian Film Institute Awards including Best Film. Charlie's Country won Best Actor Award in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2014 and a slew of other international and Australian awards.
Director / Producer, Wild Things
Sally Ingleton is one of Australia’s most experienced documentary filmmakers and has won awards across the world over the past 30 years. Her company 360 Degree Films is based in Darwin.
Wild Things is Sally’s first feature length documentary.
Book tickets to Wild Things, Tuesday 4 May
Director, My Name is Gulpilil
Molly specialises in screen-based storytelling and cross-platform production. She has produced, written and/or directed a number of internationally recognised websites and documentaries including Another Country, Still Our Country, What Makes Me, Twelve Canoes, Peter Churcher and The Balanda & the Bark Canoes.
Molly is a screen practitioner who is passionate about education and training. Molly has sat on course advisory and recommendation panels for the NSW Department of Education, review panels for TAFE NSW and advisory panels for TAFE SA. As a member of the CREATE Australia National Project Steering Committee, she advised on the national qualifications and frameworks for film, radio and multimedia and was a director on the Arts Training NSW and AIMIA boards. Whilst working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, she co-developed and delivered courses with ABC Training and Development. She has taught at TAFE NSW and presented and/or lectured at Film Australia, University of Technology, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Australian National University, University of SA and AFTRS.
Molly was an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Centre in 2007 and 2008. She taught master's degree students majoring in entertainment technology, virtual environments and sophisticated game-play.