Katrina Sedgwick is the newly appointed Director CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. She has a particular interest in developing multi-platform and hybrid broadcast projects, and has an extensive background as a commissioner, creative producer, arts festival director and performer.
From 2012 – 14 she was Head of Arts for ABC Television and ABC Arts online (abc.net.au/arts), commissioning a diverse range of projects for prime time television and driving a new strategy for Arts across the ABC – TV, Radio, News and Online. From 2002 – 11 she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and its Investment Fund, supporting Australian features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works. This multi award winning slate of projects garnered critical acclaim and recognition around the world, including Snowtown (2011) Special Jury Mention, Critics Week Cannes), Mrs Carey’s Concert (2011), Samson and Delilah (2009 winner Camera d’Or Cannes), Ten Canoes (2006 Special Jury Mention, Un Certain Regard), Look Both Ways (2005 Discovery Award Toronto).
She was Special Events Producer for the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Artistic Director for Adelaide Fringe 2002 and Artistic Director of Come Out ’99, the Australian Festival for Young People. She has been Chair of the South Australian Youth Arts Board (2003 – 2008), former Board member of Chunky Move, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the Art Gallery of SA and was a delegate to the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit.