Breaking Boundaries, Bridging Cultures

Why Diversity Matters​

The Australian population is diverse, and we believe that everyone's stories should be heard. We aim to provide better opportunities for individuals to share their unique perspectives with audiences.

How do we know all this?​

AFDIF is always looking to collaborate with like-minded associations and other organisations. Reports produced by the Screen Diversity Inclusion Network (SDIN) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) clearly show a big gap in equality. AFDIF would like to raise awareness about this and create opportunities for those who have been neglected. We understand that blaming the system will not initiate change. Change can only happen if we create more platforms which are easy to access.

Diversity in Australia​

AFDIF believes that screen, media and performing arts content is a hugely influential and important shaper of Australian culture. AFDIF 's main goal is to provide a platform to those individuals who are passionate and trying to create better content. More diverse stories will make the audiences a richer and more reflective picture of contemporary Australia. AFDIF also recognises that organisations, culture and creativity benefit from diversity and inclusion. This will increase the chances for an inclusive culture, and could contribute to the Australian film and arts industry.


Yogi Devgan

Founder/ Director

Neelu Sharma


Stephen Tongun


Nalina Cat Tran

Public Relations

Kasiani Koutris



Jason Ken

Media Teacher/ TV Director

Adam Gerard

CEO Cabana Productions

Faheem Samejo

CEO Silverline Films

Josh Trevorrow

First Nations Arts & Culture Manager

AFDIF acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.