Miro Bilbrough

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Miro is an award-winning filmmaker and poet. Miro, who received a Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University in 2016, is also a screenwriting/directing teacher and a script editor.

Miro’s feature film debut BEING VENICE premiered at Sydney International Film Festival, followed by screenings at Melbourne International, Women on Women, Dubbo Inland and Blue Mountains Film Festivals in 2013. After a European premiere In Competition at Manheim Heidelberg 2012, BEING VENICE screened In Competition at Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma de Patrimoine & Prix Henri Langlois, Festival des Antipodes, Rhode Island, Chennai and Pune, and enjoyed a Kiev cinema release. Selected for Binger Film Lab in 2006, Miro’s script represented Australia/New Zealand at Cinemart 2008; was pre-sold to ZDF/Arte; and was glowing reviewed during national New Zealand cinema release in 2013. BEING VENICE is currently available on Itunes, Bigpond Movies, Xbox and Quickflix. She is currently developing the feature screenplay JOYRIDING, an impossible love story.

Miro’s critically acclaimed short feature FLOODHOUSE received three Australian Film Institute nominations in 2004: Best Short Film, Best Original Short Screenplay, Best Cinematography; and an Australian Writer’s Guild nomination. FLOODHOUSE premiered In Competition at Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF in 2004, where it won ‘Special Mention for a Fresh Young Storyteller’, and was broadcast by Arte/ZDF in Europe, and by SBS, locally. Miro’s award-winning short film URN (1995) enjoyed a Sydney theatrical release and international festival acclaim; and her BARTLEBY (2001) won the Silver Medal for Fiction at Bilbao International Short Film and Documentary Festival.

Miro has written for animation with BAD BABY AMY, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2002; and for docu-drama with David Caesar’s CARCRASH and THE FIFTH CONTINENT, both of which were short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her script editor credits include Kathy Drayton’s critically acclaimed documentary GIRL IN A MIRROR, and THE ROCKET which won the Crystal Bear Award for Best Feature, Best First Feature and the Amnesty International Award at Berliniale. Miro was researcher and writer on COAST AUSTRALIA series 1 & 2 in 2013-14.

She has been a screenwriting and directing consultant at the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television (formerly IFSS) since 2006, and a casual lecturer and tutor at the University of Technology Sydney in 2009-10. She is a long-standing reader of feature screenplays for Screen Australia, SBS and Screen NSW.

Miro’s poem SPIDER SILK won second prize in the Val Vallis Award 2016, and her poetry is published in the Hunter Anthology of Feminist Poetry, Red Room’s Disappearing 2:0 app, Cordite, Otoliths, Landfall and Sport. The title poem of her anthology SMALL-TIME SPECTRE (Kilmog Press), was selected for Best New Zealand Poems 2010 by the Electronic Poetry Centre, Victoria University.