Ana Tiwary

Producer / Director | indiVisual films | Diversity in Australian Media


Ana Tiwary


Ana Tiwary is a producer/director and the founder of Diversity in Australian Media, a community that is passionate about positive change in the screen and arts sector. Ana runs an Ultimo based production company called indiVisual films that specialises in multicultural stories for global audiences. She has produced over 25 documentaries for ABC TV and other international networks. Last year Ana was a series producer for 6 x 30 mins series for ABC News. She co-produced the first Asian-Australian rom-com ‘Rhapsody of Love’ and is currently developing a diverse slate of series with some of Australia’s most talented multicultural writers. Ana recently wrapped up her role as Acting Executive Director of the Australian Directors’ Guild and has served on the board of Women in Film & Television Australia as well as the Screen Australia Gender Matters Task Force. From Bollywood films to National Geographic Channel, she has lived and worked in many different parts of the world including the US, Canada, India, Germany and West Africa. Last year she was awarded the Stellar South-Asian Woman of Australia award. Ana is a highly regarded speaker on issues of diversity in media and arts. She has presented on panels and at events for over 15 years, including the Sydney Film Festival, SPA Screen Forever Conference, Screenworks Conference, APSA Forum, Screenmakers Conference, OzAsia Festival, WIFT Australia, ADG Conference, AFTRS and others. Ana has also interviewed Australia’s top 40 directors (including Phillip Noyce, Gillian Armstrong, Samantha Lang, Rachel Perkins, Jub Clerc, Cate Shortland, Corrie Chen, Warwick Thornton) for First-Hand, a series of webinars for the Australian Directors’ Guild. Ana continues to mentor emerging filmmakers and is passionate about community building, authentic storytelling and safe spaces. She is currently co-writing a book with Katrina Irawati Graham on how to make the arts more equitable, safe, just and joyful for everyone.


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