Hanna Schenkel

2016 JUDGE

ROLE / ORGANISATION

Freelance Writer and Film Critic

LOCATION

NSW
Australia

SHORT BIO

Hanna Schenkel is an accomplished freelance writer, editor and critic, with a particular interest in creative non-fiction and documentaries about diverse societal and social issues. She holds a Master of Arts in Non-fiction Writing, during which she underwent in-depth research into how true stories are enhanced by fictional storytelling techniques without compromising their integrity. Hanna is passionate about supporting and empowering disadvantaged persons and communities, and in her writing has explored issues affecting diverse communities such as Indigenous Australians in remote locations, asylum-seekers and transgender persons. She has taught creative and non-fiction writing at the Wesley Mission and now volunteers with Sydney Story Factory.