Amy Gebhardt / Cinema





After graduating from a Bachelor of Laws and Arts, Amy Gebhardt has written and directed many short films, winning multiple awards including Best Direction at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival for LOOK SHARP.

Amy has directed several documentaries for ABC and SBS, including HEART as part of the Matchbox Films’ Anatomy Series which won Best Short Documentary at MIFF.

Her film, WE WERE HERE, was a unique project partnering with Screen Australia and Youtube using 100% user-generated content depicting a journey into the Australian psyche. WE WERE HERE was nominated for the IF Award for Best Short Documentary. Through this project she was awarded a mentorship with director, Dr George Miller.

In acknowledgment of her multi-dimensional screen work, Amy was awarded Kodak Australia’s New Director of 2008 and nominated for the Rising Talent Award at the IF Awards after graduating from her Masters in Directing at AFTRS. In 2008, she also won the Australian Film Commission award for Excellence in Directing in recognition of her work at AFTRS.

In 2014 she directed Second Unit on Justin Kurzel’s upcoming feature MACBETH filmed in the UK starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Amy is a 2014 recipient of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, given to select artists who demonstrate outstanding talent and exceptional courage in their practice.


2012 - Into the Sun

St Kilda Film Festival - Best Craft Award

2011 - We Were Here

Independent Film Awards - Nominated for Best Short Documentary

2011 - Carnival Queen

Sydney Film Festival - Nomination for Foxtel Best Documentary

2009 - VB 'ANZAC Memories'

Cannes Lions - Silver Lion

2009 - VB 'ANZAC Memories'

AWARD - Finalist for Best Direction in Storytelling & Performance, Bronze for Best Charity Campaign

2009 - Walnut

Nashville International Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize for Best Student Short Film


Kodak - New Director Award


Independent Film Awards - Nominated for New Rising Talent

2008 - Heart

Melbourne International Film Festival - Best Documentary

2008 - Heart

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2008 - Walnut

Seattle International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize, Best Short Film

2008 - Walnut

St Kilda Film Festival - Special Mention for Best Actor, Michael Dorman

2008 - Walnut

Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival


Australian Film Commission Awards - Excellence in Directing at AFTRS

2007 - Look Sharp

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival - Best Direction

2007 - Look Sharp

Seattle International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film

2007 - Look Sharp

Mardi Gras Film Festival - Best Film

2007 - Look Sharp

St Kilda Film Festival - Best Actor, Rhondda Findleton

2007 - Pleasance

Palm Springs International Film Festival - Runner Up for Best Student Film, Best CInematography

2006 - Look Sharp

Melbourne International Film Festival - Best Student Production