Kyas is the Head of the Indigenous Unit of the Australian National Film, Television and Radio School. Her role includes championing the growth and development of the Indigenous screen sector through education and industry craft based masterclasses. Kyas regular curates and hosts AFTRS Black Talk – conversations with leading Indigenous filmmakers & Industry peers. Having worked across feature films, documentaries, TV series and shorts. In her previous role as an integral member of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Kyas helped bring popular and critically acclaimed content to international screens, including TV series 8MMM, feature film The Darkside and documentary The Redfern Story. Kyas has worked with some of Australia’s most experienced and renowned Indigenous screen practitioners assisting them in getting their projects from development through to production. Kyas is focused on bringing unique and compelling Indigenous stories to the screen through the next wave of Indigenous filmmakers and broadcasters.


Head of Indigenous

First Nations – Breaking Borders and Barriers

Meeting Rooms 12 & 13, Level 1

First Nation voices locally and globally are producing stories rich in originality and imagination that both inspire and challenge their audiences. Join a panel of local and international First Nations practioners who share a common thread and challenging perspectives. Speakers: Ciro Guerra – Director, Ciudad Lunar Kelrick Martin – Head of Indigenous, ABC Kyas Sherriff – […]