Michael Sergi

Mr, Associate Professor

  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

I received my Doctorate from the Univeristy of Technology, Sydney. After graduating from Curtin University with a faculty award, I was selected to undertake the fulltime directing course at AFTRS. I spent three years learning from some of the world’s best directors, including Philip Noyce, Alan Parker, Norman Jewison and Mike Liegh.

I have directed over 100 hours of television drama in Australia and New Zealand, including Home & Away, Neighbours, Pacific Drive, Breakers and Shortland Street. I have produced, written and directed many short films, documentaries, TV commercials and music videos. I also co-wrote and produced the feature film, 10 Days to Die.

In 1995 I co-founded the Canberra International Film Festival, and was its artistic director for 13 years. I held the Film Position on the ACT Cultural Council, and was the ACT representative of the Australian Directors Guild for many years. I have also been a judge for the Australia Directors Guild Awards and the TV WEEK Logie Awards.

My published works include a chapter in the book, Tertiary Teaching: Doing it Differently, Doing it Better; How Reality Bites: The production of Australian Soap Operas, with Peter Dodds in Media International Australia.

Education/Academic qualification

Film & TV, Doctor of Creative Arts, UTS University of Technology Sydney

Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University

Film & TV, Bachelor of Arts, Australian Film, Television and Radio School

External positions

Senior Programmer, Darwin International Film Festival

1 Jul 20101 Jun 2016

Advisor, Gold Coast Film Festival

1 Jan 2009 → …

Artistic Director, Canberra International Film Festival

1 Jun 19951 Dec 2008

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Research Output 2003 2015

  • 10 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Exhibition
  • 1 Performance
10 Citations (Scopus)

Screen production enquiry: A study of five Australian doctorates

Kerrigan, S., Berkeley, L., Maher, S., Sergi, M. & Wotherspoon, A., 2015, In : Studies in Australasian Cinema. 9, 2, p. 93-109 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

film production
Supervisory personnel

Exploring how directors comprehend performance

Sergi, M., 2013, In : Interactive Media. 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive Science
Film Sets

Selecting a directional methodology for a creative practice film

Sergi, M., 2010, Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) conference 2010: Media, democracy and change. McCallum, K. (ed.). p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Peer Review
Francis Ford Coppola
Creative Arts

Canberra International Film Festival 2003 - 2008

Sergi, M., 2008

Research output: Non-textual formExhibitionResearch

film festival

Evaluating short-term and long-term peer assessment of student teamwork

Sergi, M., 1 Apr 2007, In : e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching. 1, 1, p. 41-58 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
project group
small group

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Invited talk

Storyboarding: Using QCAA Template

Michael Sergi (Speaker)
9 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Media and the Future of Employment

Michael Sergi (Keynote speaker)
10 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Queensland film industry held hostage by Federal MP

Michael Sergi


3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Guildford student takes out BUFTA with film dedicated to late grandmother

Michael Sergi


3 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Guildford Student Takes Out BUFTA With Film Dedicated to Late Grandmother

Michael Sergi


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A step closer to the industry for nominees of Bond University Film & TV Awards

Michael Sergi


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Big-screen break for high school film enthusiasts

Michael Sergi & Raoul Mortley


6 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Based on a paradigm.

Author: Fitchett, C., 15 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Sergi, M. (Supervisor) & Roberts, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis