Historical focus    
Producers  Anna Monea  
  Amadeo Marquez-Perez  


For the past 15 years Anna Monea has worked as an arts officer and producer in Melbourne, Australia. As producer of the Bayside Film Festival for seven years (from 2005 – 2011) she honed its focus on young and emerging filmmakers. Unique to the Festival is the Youth Documentary Project (YDP), which assists young people create short documentaries and digital stories in a selection of Melbourne secondary schools.

Over this period the Festival won two awards: In 2006 the Youth Documentary Project received a Commendation in Youth Engagement in the National Awards for Local Government which was administered by the Department of Transport and Regional Services. In 2011, the Bayside Film Festival received a High Commendation in the Local Government Professional (LG Pro) Awards in Excellence for Community Participation.

In 2008, Anna coordinated and presented a concert on Australian and Korean new music for string and trombone at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.

As creative producer Anna instigated Rhapsody in Motion, a performance integrating visual arts, poetry and contemporary new music for the 2001 Centenary of Federation of Australia. Staged at the South Melbourne Town Hall, the concert was recorded by ABC FM and was broadcasted nationally on the New Music Program during NAIDOC Week in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Further Information on this collaboration can be found at

Anna is a dynamic producer with a commitment to the development of new Australian works in a broad range of mediums.