Big Screen Symposium

Tony Krawitz is a sought-after Australian writer and director, known for his work in film, documentary and television.

Tony came to international attention when his 52min drama JEWBOY, which he wrote and directed, premiered at Un Certain Regard at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. It went on to screen at many festivals including Sundance, and won international awards including the AFI Award for best screenplay in a short film, and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for best short film.

In 2012 Tony directed his first feature film, DEAD EUROPE, based on Christos Tsiolkas’ award-winning 2005 novel of the same name, adapted by Louise Fox. It screened at film festivals including TIFF, Sydney, Melbourne and BFI London.

His 2011 documentary THE TALL MAN unravels the events surrounding the mysterious death of Cameron Doomadgee at a police station on Queensland’s Palm Island, and is based on the best-selling book about the incident by Chloe Hooper. It won the Australian Director’s Guild Award for best director, and the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at ImagineNATIVE.

In television, Tony has directed numerous episodes of some of Australia’s most acclaimed television drama, including THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, which deals with sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, as well as A PLACE TO CALL HOME, THE SURGEON, CITY HOMICIDE, ALL SAINTS and READY FOR THIS.

Most recently, Tony directed half of the FOXTEL series THE KETTERING INCIDENT, a chilling eight-part mystery set in the wilds of Tasmania (currently available on NZ’s VOD service Lightbox.)

See in Tony Krawitz the following sessions:

The Makings Of Great TV with Cate Shortland & Tony Krawitz – Sun 25th September, 9:40 am.

Directing Masterclass with Tony Krawitz: Intimacy With The World Of Your Story – Sun 25th September, 2:15 pm.