Chanel Bowen is a regional film producer and programmer who is passionate about community driven films and delivering Australian content to audiences. Chanel is a proud member of the disability and hard of hearing/Deaf communities and is a passionate advocate for disability stories on screen. Chanel has partnered with A2K Media on the Industry Advisory Committee for Disability Justice Lens and serves on the Minister’s Advisory Committee for Disability in Western Australia. Chanel has been awarded a fund through Screenwest to Produce an ‘Inclusion Coordinator’ alongside Bus Stop Films for sets in Australia, to expand inclusive practices and procedures. Chanel is currently working with Bus Stop Films founders Eleanor Winkler and Genevieve Clay-Smith and CEO, Tracey Corbin-Matchett as Producers Attachment on the first inclusively made feature film in Australia, Baby Cat. Chanel was awarded the Regional to Global Screenworks and Australians In Film Internship in LA for 2022 allowing her to expand her producing experience with Animal Logic Entertainment and Truant Pictures in the USA. Chanel has worked for CinefestOZ Film Festival as the Film Manager for feature film content since 2018 and passionately delivers Australian content to audience across regional Australia. Chanel has been recognised by Screen Producers Australia as a ‘One to Watch’ and will be mentored throughout the first half of 2023 by Goalpost Pictures founders Rosemary Blight and Kylie du Fresne.
SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland.
Screen Producers Australia respectfully acknowledges the people of the Yugambeh language region, the traditional owners of the lands on which we met. We thank the traditional custodians for welcoming us all onto their lands.
We acknowledge and pay respects to them and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.