Belinda ChaykoScreenwriter | Director

Belinda Chayko is an award-winning writer and director of film and television. Her writing credits for television include mini-series Fighting Season (Foxtel), Safe Harbour (SBS), Secret City (Foxtel) and Barracuda (ABC), for which Belinda won an AWGIE Award. Both Safe Harbour and Fighting Season were nominated for 2018 AWGIE Awards, and Safe Harbour won the 2018 Silver Bird Prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards, and the 2018 AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television.

Belinda’s 2010 feature film Lou screened in competition at a number of international film festivals, including Busan, Rome and Palm Springs. Lou also won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, and the Grand Jury Prize at the St Tropez Film Festival. Her first feature, City Loop, premiered in the Discovery Section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Belinda has also made a number of award-winning short films, and wrote the AWGIE award-winning telemovie, Saved (SBS). Belinda has written on a number of television projects including Old School (ABC) for Matchbox Pictures and Newton’s Law and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC) for Every Cloud Productions. She is in development on several film and television projects. For a full CV please contact

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