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Velinda Wardell, ACSCinematographer

Since graduating AFTRS with a Masters of Arts in Cinematography, Velinda has led the camera department across a broad range of projects including sci-fi drama Shift, art house short Cosette, comedy short dik, ABC documentary Suicide and Me. Velinda recently worked alongside Dion Beebe ASC ACS as B Camera Operator on the highly anticipated feature I Am Woman directed by Unjoo Moon.

Velinda’s recent television work includes ABC drama First Day, which won the inaugural prize for outstanding children’s programming across all genres at the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards. The program also won the prestigious Prix Jeunesse Gender Equity Prize in 2019. She also worked on SBS series Disco Dykes, and on the National Marriage Equality VOTE YES Campaign featuring legendary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe.

In 2008, Velinda was the 6th woman to be given the honour of accreditation by the Australian Cinematographer’s Society. Her work has been invited to screen at Camerimage, a festival that celebrates outstanding achievement in cinematography. Other festival screenings include Cinéma des Antipodes Cannes, Shot on Red LA, LA Comedy Festival, Flickerfest, St. Kilda Film Festival, Palm Springs, Berlinale, Clermont- Ferrand and Cleveland International Film Festival.

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