Big Screen Symposium

In January 2010, David Michôd’s debut feature film Animal Kingdom won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. It went on to win 10 Australian Film Institute awards from a record 18 nominations, was named Best First Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for supporting actress Jacki Weaver.

David’s second film THE ROVER, featuring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, screened in official selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

His third feature, WAR MACHINE, featuring Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley, Meg Tilly, Will Poulter and Lakeith Stanfield, premiered for Netflix in May 2017.

David will present a masterclass at this year’s Big Screen Symposium.

Read David’s full bio