Cris Kennedy works as Education Manager for the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. Previously, across 15 years with CSIRO he has worked in Indigenous engagement, community engagement, internal communications, as a science communicator, and has been Director of the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Cris is also film critic for The Canberra Times and writes about film and the arts for various publications. He is a passionate advocate for collaborative opportunities between the arts and sciences, working as Artistic Director for the science film festival SCINEMA, and curating symposia on arts and science (SPECTRA, 2012) and dance and science (DANscienCE, 2013). For many years he ran Canberra’s arthouse cinema Electric Shadows, and he was the founding Director of the Canberra Short Film Festival, which celebrated its 19th birthday in 2014.