VICTORIA THOMPSON is an emerging writer/director of Fijian-Indian descent living on Gadigal land. Since graduating AFTRS in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts (Screen) Victoria’s has gone on to be a 2019 finalist for the Sundance Ignite Fellowship supported by the Sundance Institute and Adobe 1324 and be the recipient of the annual SCCI and AFTRS short film grant.
Victoria’s short film ‘I Love You’ (2018) premiered at both international and national festivals including Melbourne Underground Film Festival and was awarded Best Short Drama at the 2019 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Victoria’s second short film, ‘Swallows’ (2018), was part of official selection at the 2019 Flickerfest International Film Festival and was shortlisted for the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Victoria was recently selected as one of the two international participants to take part in the 2019 Aotearoa Short Film Lab supported by Script to Script and the New Zealand Film Commission. Victoria currently works in-house as a director’s assistant for the global production company Sweetshop.