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    MIFF 2000 Cover

"Never give up. And never under any circumstances face the facts."
Ruth Gordon, Writer & Actress

Sandra Sdraulig

Sandra Sdraulig AM is an Executive Coach at Through The Roof and Leap Performance with more than 20 years of experience as a film and TV executive in the Australian film, TV and digital media industry developing a reputation for innovation, leadership and delivering exceptional results within complex, diverse and ever changing companies.

As well as being an Executive Coach Sandra currently consults to the screen industry, is the Chair of the Adelaide Film Festival, Chair of the Festival of Ideas and a Board member of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

In 2012 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her leadership and service to the Australian film industry. In the Australian Honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement.

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Sandra Sdraulig

THROUGH THE ROOF, under the direction of Sandra Sdraulig AM, offers one on one executive coaching tailored specifically for women. Simply put, we provide women with strategic guidance, planning and problem solving. It’s aimed at building confidence and works holistically with both career and personal development to deliver more effective leadership.

Sandra Sdraulig

Winner of the IF Award for Best Film Festival & listed in Variety Magazine's Top 50 Unmissable Film Festivals around the world, the biennial Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is an 11 day celebration of contemporary screen culture that launches new films as well as art and interactive projects from Australia and the world. In addition, AFF was the first Australian film festival to offer an investment fund and has commissioned a staggering array of creatively ambitious work. AFF also offers HIVE, a program unique in the world, which brings together artists and filmmakers to develop ambitious films in the Hive Lab. Established in partnership with the Australia Council, ABC Arts and Screen Australia, the HIVE Fund invests in screen collaborations between artists and filmmakers and in the HIVE lab, introduces filmmakers to ideas and potential collaborators from other art forms inspiring artists, writers, choreographers, theatre practitioners and musicians to consider film as a creative outlet. The Festival also presents major commissions in collaboration with the Samstag Museum and other key art galleries as part of the Art and the Moving Image program. Sandra has a long standing association with AFF having developed the plan for its establishment in 2001. See Links.

Sandra Sdraulig

Friday on My Mind is a highly respected weekly live audience event where practitioners across film, television & new media discuss their work & ideas with host Sandra Sdraulig. Presented by the Australian Film Television and Radio School in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. See Activities.

Sandra Sdraulig

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas draws together leading thinkers from around the world to celebrate ideas through lectures, ‘actions’, conversations and debates. It is a heady mix of sciences, technology, the humanities, politics, economics and futurology where some of the great issues of our time are exposed, debated and analysed. Focusing on current research, big thinking and creative exchange, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas hopes to inspire light bulb moments that come from bringing together diverse thinkers.

A spirit of participation goes to the heart of this festival and in 2013 the program involved 132 speakers, 88 events and exclusive appearances by major international guests.