Megan Riakos

President of Women in Film & Television NSW

Megan is the president of the not-for-profit organisation Women in Film & Television NSW. She is a writer, director, producer and company director of Crushed Film Pty Ltd and Hemlock & Cedar Films, and was previously co-chapter head of Sydney Film Fatales (female directors’ collective).

Her debut feature Crushed screened at a number of festivals including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia. Crushed is now available digitally on Itunes, Google Play, Ozflix and other platforms.

Megan has also completed over a dozen short films and written a number of screenplays including The Last Reprieve, which was awarded the Grand Prize in the Greater Philadelphia SIP Screenplay competition, and Victory and Defeat which made the semi-finals in the Final Draft Big Break Competition.

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Media Arts & Production) at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has completed both a Graduate Certificate in Screen Drama and a Graduate Diploma in Directing at the prestigious Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). In 2013, she also completed the Professional Screenwriters Program at UCLA.

Speaker’s event

Diversity in Practice

Diversity in Practice
The Rocks
13 Jun, 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm