Britt Arthur is an award winning Producer / Director, who loves collaborating with unique voices to tell true stories. Her documentaries have premiered at prestigious film festivals including IDFA, the BFI London Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival and MIFF. Britt’s work has been recognised with wins from the Australian Directors Guild, ATOM and the Australian Film Festival, as well as nominations from the IF Awards the ASTRA Awards and the Logies. Her credits include Paper Trails, SMUT HOUNDS, Life Architecturally, My Uncle Bluey, Not in Front of the Kids, Grand Designs Australia and Who Do You Think You Are?
Whether she is crafting a story about celebrities, buildings or the sex lives of the elderly - there is an empathy, candour and irreverence that illuminate her work. Not in Front of the Kids, a finalist in the ‘Best Short Documentary’ category of the 2005 IF Awards, was described as being “compassionate and frank” and as “such a delicate portrayal, rarely seen in either Australian documentary or film”. Her television debut Give Me a Break was reviewed by The Age as being “televisual gold” and “as funny as a Christopher Guest mockumentary”. While My Uncle Bluey, which won several accolades including an Australian Directors Guild Award, was lauded for being “outstanding”, “deeply affecting” and for having a “keen understanding of how to order the messy events of real life into a beguiling narrative”.
Alongside her production work Britt has held roles as CEO / Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), features programmer for the Human Rights & Arts Film Festival, founder / director of ‘Doco Club’ and Producer of Tim Minchin’s breakout Melbourne International Comedy Festival stage show Dark Side. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former board member of the AIDC.
In 2016, Britt was an inaugural recipient of a Film Victoria-Natalie Miller Fellowship for Women in Leadership.
Britt is fluent in Portuguese, having lived amongst the coffee plantations of Brasil, and she can also speak Canadian... (eh!) thanks to a season on the slopes in Vancouver.
At the moment she enjoys her early morning caffeine hits in Melbourne.