Anna Broinowski
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Anna Broinowski
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Writer/Director

Anna Broinowski fell into filmmaking by accident – when she uncovered Japan’s queer, bikie and Otaku subcultures in cult hit, HELL BENTO!! She’s been working as a director/writer/producer ever since.

Her last film, FORBIDDEN LIE$, about hoax author Norma Khouri, was one of the top ten highest grossing Australian theatrical docs of all time.

Other films include HELEN’S WAR, ROMANCING THE CHAKRA and SEXING THE LABEL. They won some stuff, including 3 AFIs, the Rome Film Festival ‘Cult’ Prize, a Walkley Award, Best Doc at Al Jazeera, a NSW Premier’s Literary award, a Moscow Film Critics’ Award, Best Director at Films Des Femmes, and Best non-fiction Screenplay from the Writer’s Guild of America.

Before filmmaking, Anna was an actor, writer and rock violinist. She toured her bilingual play THE GAP to Japan, and wrote for Tokyo Journal, Cosmopolitan, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Black + White Magazine and others.

Anna was born in Tokyo and grew up in the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Burma and Iran. This has given her a passion for exploding western cliches about the East.

DRINKING THE KOOLAID, Anna’s book about her adventures in North Korea, will be published by Penguin in 2014.

Anna's latest film AIM HIGH IN CREATION! featured at the New York Asian Film Festival in 2014. The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund provided assistance for Anna to attend the screening and hold a Q&A session with the audience.

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