Kyas Hepworth is an executive who has spent her career working in the screen and creative arts sector and she continues to champion all practitioners to elevate their voice. Kyas is passionate about bringing unique and authentic stories to screen and has worked alongside and supported leading screen creatives and productions. As Head of Screen NSW, Kyas leads the state’s film and production strategy and advances NSW’s position in digital games and as one of the leading national and international screen and post-production destinations. Kyas joined Screen NSW from NITV where she was Head of Commissioning and Programming. Her extensive creative experience in the sector also includes working across feature films, documentaries, television series and web series – across multiple organisations, including SBS, Australian Film Television and Radio School and Screen Australia. Kyas currently sits on the Board of AusFilm , and formerly a Board Member of the Australian International Documentary Conference and an Ambassador for the Natalie Miller Fellowship. In 2021 Kyas was an Official Competition Jury Member for the 68th Sydney Film Festival.
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.