Please join us this December 6th and 7th at the University of Technology Sydney, as we celebrate the work and legacy of Margot Nash. Retiring from her role as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communications at the University of Technology Sydney, this celebration and one-day conference will be a retrospective look at Margot’s work, and the legacy she has established as a prolific feminist filmmaker.
Margot Nash is an award winning screenwriter and director with a background as a cinematographer, a film editor and an actor. She holds an MFA Research from UNSW. Her research topic was: The research, writing and visual preparation for a feature film. Her credits include the feature dramas Vacant Possession (Wr/Dir, 1994) and Call Me Mum (Dir, 2005), the feature documentary For Love or Money (co filmmaker, 1983) and the experimental shorts Shadow Panic (Prod/Wr/Dir, 1989) and We Aim To Please (co filmmaker, 1976). Margot has worked as a consultant and mentor for Australian Indigenous filmmakers and between 1996 and 2001 worked in the Pacific running documentary workshops for Pacific Island women television producers. Since joining the Creative Writing area at UTS in 2000 Margot has published on the uncertain nature of the film development process, subtext and shadow narrative and the uncredited screenwriting work of Australian silent screen star and cinema pioneer Lottie Lyell. In 2015 Margot’s personal essay documentary The Silences screened at national and international film festivals and was released nationally in selected cinemas. In 2016 she won an Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Award for the screenplay.
For more information about Margot and her work, visit: www.margotnash.com/