Mitzi is a founder and CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation, having been instrumental in its realisation since its inception in 2006. With thirty years’ experience as a documentary director, producer, and editor through her production company, Looking Glass Pictures, she has created many award winning international documentaries. Her most recent films include Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation, which was broadcast on the ABC in October 2015 and Night Parrot Stories, which premiered at 2016 Sydney Film Festival.
Previous credits include A Common Purpose winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for Best Feature Doc at 2012 AACTA Awards. End of the Rainbow, (SBS, ARTE, ITVS) screened in over 20 international festivals and was the winner of 8 awards including IDFA 2008. Other credits include Hatred (ABC), Ports of Destiny (SBS), Chinese Take Away (SBS), Bloodlines (ABC) Memoirs of a Plague (NAT GEO), which screened in competition at IDFA 2010, and Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography (SBS 2013).
From 2002-2008 Mitzi was Co-Head of Documentary at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School). She has also been Co-Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference and co-founded Ozdox, a monthly forum on documentary culture. Mitzi holds a BA from University of Sydney and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Political Philosophy.Back to Speakers