SA screen industry celebrates another year of achievement
20 December 2023
This month the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) was pleased to welcome members of the South Australian screen industry alongside SAFC stakeholders, SAFC Board members and staff to Adelaide Studios to celebrate another outstanding year of SA screen industry activity.
Guests included Minister for Arts Andrea Michaels; Member for Bragg Jack Batty; Department of the Premier and Cabinet Deputy Chief Executive (Community, Culture and Place) Alison Lloydd-Wright; Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) Director Mat Kesting and Chair Anton Andreacchio; The Mercury CEO Sarah Lancaster and Co-Chair Kirsty Stark; Adelaide Fringe Director Heather Croall; members of the SAFC’s First Nations Advisory Committee Nancia Guiverra, Nara Wilson and Trevor Jamieson; SAFC Chair Mike Rann AC CNZM and Board members Austin Taylor, Shouwn Oosting, Lauren Hillman, Angela Heesom, Brian Kayes KC and Clara Reeves, and recently retired SAFC Board member Miriam SilvaAM; as well as members of Adelaide Studios tenant businesses and many key creatives from across the wider screen industry.
After an inspiring Welcome to Country by Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien to open the formalities, Arts Minister Andrea Michaels celebrated the many significant achievements and successes of the SA screen industry in 2023 – read about all of them in our special 2023: Year in Review.
SAFC Chair Mike Rann AC CNZM, who established and launched the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios as one of his last acts as South Australian Premier in 2011, reflected on the success of the facilities over the last decade and the SAFC’s support of the industry over more than half a century, and the ways that Premier Don Dunstan’s vision for a thriving film culture in South Australia have come to fruition. Mr Rann paid special tribute to long-serving SAFC Board member Miriam Silva AM, who stepped down from her role in October after nine years of service.
SAFC CEO Kate Croser concluded formalities by looking ahead to 2024 – another year of strong production activity which will be supported by the SAFC’s new strategic plan.
Check out photos from the event below. All photos by Naomi Jellicoe.