Christina Heristanidis is an award winning filmmaker. Her films have screened on national television, at film festivals and in art galleries, including the NGV. She has a degree in Fashion Design from RMIT University (1984) as well as a degree in Media Arts (1996), also from RMIT University. She followed these up with a Graduate Diploma in Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). She has taught in both the School of Fashion & Textiles and the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University.
In 2000 Christina wrote, directed and co-produced her film Dear Bert which won The United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award for promotion of Multicultural issues. She has been on the selection panel for short documentaries at The Melbourne International Film Festival from 2003 till 2018 inclusive.
- Graduate Diploma (Film and Television) Victorian College of the Arts. At The University of Melbourne (completed 1997)
- Bachelor of Arts (Media) RMIT University (completed 1996)
- Bachelor of Arts (Fashion) RMIT University (completed 1984)
Past projects, exhibitions and awards
- 2020: We The Makers Create. National Wool Museum Geelong Public Gallery
- 2019: Liminal State – a digitally projected exhibition of lost, forgotten and abandoned clothing as part of VAMFF
- 2012: L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, cultural program event. Hand Eye Collective, hosts a series of discussion around current issues and ideas of major importance in fashion design thinking today
- 2012-Present: Founding member of The Hand Eye Collective
- 1999-2018: On the selection panel for short documentary film for Melbourne International film Festival (one year off to have a child)
- 2001: Winner of The United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award, for Promotion of Multicultural Issues
- 1998: Winner of Dox Direct- Cinemedia and SBS Independent Accord Competition
- 1998: Judge for The Melbourne International Film Festival