Awarded the Screen Leader Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Services
to the Screen Industry, Nadia Tass is one of Australia’s most iconoclastic screen directors.
Nadia’s work is recognised internationally with Australian classics “Malcolm” and “The Big
Steal”. Among her subsequent films are “Pure Luck”, “Mr Reliable”, “Amy”, “Matching Jack”
which have been lauded by audiences and awarded at film festivals internationally.
Tass directs films and high-end television in the US for Universal Studios, Disney, Warner
Bros, CBS and ABC, as well as the UK’s BBC. She was honoured with retrospectives of her
work by American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, Moscow, Cape Town, Johannesburg,
Hawaii, and New Delhi. Additionally, Tass has sat on film festival juries for the Hawaii Film
Festival, St. Tropez (as the head of the jury,) Asian Festival Of First Films, Pune International
Film Festival (as the chair of the jury), and most recently served as Head of Jury for Cinefest
Oz. She also serves as a juror for the International Chapter of the Australian Academy of
Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), and in 2021 and 2022 has served as a juror for the DGA
A consummate professional, Ms. Tass has given back to the industry by presenting
MASTERCLASSES around the world from NEW YORK to LONDON to SINGAPORE to nearby
NEW ZEALAND (Auckland & Wellington) and, of course, in Australia's major film cities of
Sydney and Melbourne on many occasions. She regularly lectures at the Victorian College of
the Arts (Melbourne University) and Deakin University (where she is an Adjunct Professor),
and has guest lectured at Beijing Normal University, Yunnan University, Wuhan, Chongqing
University and Beijing Film Academy in China.
Nadia has worked with actors of note both on stage and screen including: Ben Mendelsohn,
Shailene Woodley, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Mia Farrow, Marcia Gay Harden, Rachel Griffiths,
Harvey Keitel, David Strathairn, AnnaSophia Robb, Richard Roxburgh, Jami Gertz, Martin
Short, Danny Glover, Connie Britton, Colin Friels, Rob Morrow, Yvonne Strahovski, Claudia
Karvan, Damon Herriman, Brian Cox.
Nadia’s work has received over 70 international awards including Best Director AFI
(“Malcolm”); Best Director, Milan International Film Festival and Best Film Cannes Cinephile
Prix du Jury (“Matching Jack”); Le Grande Prix du Cinecole and Les Mureaux Grand Prix
(Cannes Junior) at Cannes Film Festival (“Amy”).
Nadia directed the documentary feature “OLEG: The Oleg Vidov story”, which won Best
Documentary at Prague Independent Film Festival and Best Film at Rhode Island Film
Festival (2021) and was officially selected for Moscow International Film Festival (2021) and
featured at United Nations Association Film Festival. Oleg is currently screening at many
festivals around the world.
Nadia has a number of film projects in different stages of development. She also directs
theatre in Australia, London, New York and the US.