Kyas Sherriff is the Head of the Indigenous Unit of the Australian National Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Her role includes championing the growth and development of the Indigenous screen sector through education and industry craft based masterclasses. Kyas 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 a member of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Kyas helped bring popular and critically-acclaimed content to national 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 awareness and understanding to all voices in the Australian screen landscape.