2040 Impact Producer
Anna Kaplan is a producer and impact producer with fifteen years of screen industry experience spanning development, production, distribution and outreach. Starting her career at the BBC in London, Anna trained as a television researcher before moving to Australia to complete post-graduate studies in documentary filmmaking. She has worked extensively in independent production across documentary, narrative and animation. She is a two-time Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award nominee and a recipient of Film Victoria’s Women in Leadership Development Fellowship (2017).
With a strong track record producing linear and interactive content that tackles pressing social issues and inspires positive action, Anna regularly works in partnership with NGOs, educators, advocates, journalists, impact investors, philanthropists, corporations and community groups to achieve a project’s impact goals. She has delivered media education programs anchored by partnerships with marginalized, at-risk and minority communities. Her work has been released on multiple platforms and utilised as engagement tools in classrooms, institutions and community settings. Her background in screen production and audience engagement is complemented by a three year stint managing Film Victoria’s Industry and Audience Development funding programs, facilitating industry consultations, strategic planning and policy development.
Most recently, Anna developed and implemented the impact strategy for That Sugar Film and worked on the local impact campaigns high-profile US feature documentaries The Hunting Ground and Life, Animated.