Siobhán Costigan is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and graduate of the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. She is also an experienced graphic designer and copywriter with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (First Class Honours) from the University of Technology, Sydney,
where she currently teaches part-time.
Siobhán’s first documentary, How the Light Gets In had
its world premiere at the Academy Award®-qualifying
St Kilda Film Festival in 2013, and has since screened at
several international festivals in Australia, Europe and the US, including the Academy Award®-qualifying Heartland Film Festival, where it won a coveted Crystal Heart Award. How the Light Gets In recently screened on SBS Television in Australia and the international distribution rights to the film have been acquired by ShortsHD.
Siobhán has since made three other documentary shorts, including Freak, which had it world premiere at the St Kilda Film Festival in 2014, and has also been selected to screen
at the Down Under Berlin Film Festival, the Malta Horror FilmFest and the Heartland Film Festival later this year. Another recent film, The Fall, won a Gold Award for Cinematography at the Australian Cinematographers
Society Awards in 2014.
Siobhán is currently working on a number of short and
long-form documentary projects, including a television
series called Making It Right, which is being produced by
NBC Universal, and Dying to Sleep, a feature-length film
about the modern day insomnia epidemic.