Emily Avila 

Emily Avila is a director and producer based in Brisbane, Australia, and the current artistic director of one of Australia’s largest short film festivals, the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival. 

She has worked extensively for various Australian production companies & film festivals including as assistant to Oscar-winning producer Emile Sherman at See-Saw Films in Sydney and most recently in scripted development at Essential Media & Entertainment (QLD). 

Since turning her attention to directing, she has made two short films. 'In a Cane Field' (17min, 2016) - a meditative murder mystery shot on Super 16 in the sugarcane fields of south-east Queensland that premiered at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival and won Best Cinematography at Flickerfest and Best Short Film at Byron All Shorts, and 'Fitting' (14min, 2018) - a story between two women that plays out entirely within a fitting room, Emily was awarded the Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship to make this film and will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2018. 

Emily holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Film) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Education, both from Queensland University of Technology.


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Belinda Davis

Belinda Davis is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Sydney, Australia. With a focus on image making and the creation of a personal cinema, Davis has developed her practice as a filmmaker, video and installation artist. Since completing her Bachelor of Film and Television, Davis has worked as an independent filmmaker, alongside developing a career in film festival organisation and producing arts events across Australia and internationally including the Sydney Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival and Brisbane Festival. 


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