The quiet skills of ACMI programming guru Kristy Matheson

Kristy Matheson, Director of Film Programs at ACMI, reflects on her challenging job as she moves to Scotland.
Kristy Matheson in black and white

Kristy Matheson, the Director of Film Programs at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, has been stolen away by Scotland’s Centre for the Moving Image. It runs two cinemas and the Edinburgh Film Festival.

It is an extraordinary job, ’responsible for developing and driving the creative vision and strategies for the whole of the CMI, including its curated screenings programs, and its audience development, community engagement, learning, talent and industry development programs.’

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.