Hannah Moore (Australia)

Hannah Moore is a filmmaker committed to social justice and inclusive storytelling. She has made 7 short films that have played at festivals around the world, including Heartland, Malibu, Cleveland, Beijing, Flickerfest and on SBS Television in Australia. She studied as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne and then trained in sketch comedy with The Groundlings in Los Angeles as well as with Philipe Gaulier in Berlin. Hannah completed a B.A. in Creative Writing and Spanish at Melbourne University before graduating with her Masters from the VCA Film School as a director. In 2018 she won Best Masters Production (VCA) for Love is a Lunatic City and a Golden Lens award for her short documentary Blessed Earth in China. She was accepted into the International Filmmaking Academy’s auteur workshop in Italy with Béla Tarr in 2017, and he continues to mentor her. In 2016 she made the short film Viejo in Cuba under the mentorship of the late Abbas Kiarostami. She was recently granted a director’s attachment on Halifax: Retribution and is currently developing the series Everything is Fine with their support. Hannah has worked extensively with marginalized young people, as well as in juvenile prisons, and her connections to community greatly influence her work.

Habeas — When a teenage girl falls in love with her father’s client, a Palestinian refugee caught in an unprecedented political storm, her sense of love and justice are upended.