Portrait of Ana Kokkinos

Ana Kokkinos

Acclaimed writer/director Ana Kokkinos’ career spans film and TV.

Ana’s latest feature film Blessed (2009) premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival and was selected for Main Competition at San Sebastian (where it won the Jury prize for Best Screenplay). Blessed was in Official Selection at the Toronto, London, Giffoni and Palm Springs International Film Festivals.

Ana’s first full-length feature Head On was selected for Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. Her other films include The Book of Revelation and Only the Brave. She’s also directed episodes of ‘The Secret Life of Us* and 'Eugenie Sandler PI’, which won an AFI Award for Best Children’s TV Drama.

Ana is currently a board member of Film Victoria. She teaches directing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School where she began as an industry mentor in 2007. In 2010 Ana was honoured at the Seattle International Film Festival as an emerging master filmmaker.