NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Christina Alvarez
Head of Special Projects Christina Alvarez

Christina Alvarez is an experienced arts executive specialising in screen, broadcast media and the performing arts. She has a track record in not-for-profit management, strategic leadership and creating opportunities for young creatives.

Christina’s career began as a radio producer. She went on to hold executive positions including Deputy General Manager at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the inaugural General Manager of newly licensed FBI 94.5fm.

Moving to the screen sector in 2005, Christina was CEO at Metro Screen that provided funding, production and networking for emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. She moved to the Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS) as the Head of Engagement, and then the Director of Partnerships and Development.

Christina has lectured in media studies at Sydney-based universities and has held numerous board positions including Sydney Film Festival, Audiocraft and Television Sydney.  She holds a Master’s in Public Broadcasting Management from Ohio University, USA.