Margaret McHugh is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and lecturer. Her research interests include documentary film, feminism and screen production research.
Margaret has directed, written and produced over 16 short video works and is currently in development on her first feature-length film. Her films have screened at over 50 national and international film festivals, galleries and online exhibition platforms, and have received numerous Competitive Awards, Special Jury Awards and Director’s Choice Programming selections. Festivals include - Sydney Film Festival, Frameline: International LGBTQ Film Festival (San Francisco), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Canada) Adelaide Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Berlin Independent Film Festiva (Berlin), Queens World Film Festival (New York), Ethnografilm Festival (Paris), and Arte Internacional De Cine Y Arte – (Buenos Aires).
Verhoeven, D, Riakos, M, Gregory, S, Joly, E & McHugh, M Raising Films Australia 2018, Honey, I Hid the Kids!: Experiences of Parents and Carers in the Australian Screen Industry, Sydney, Australia.
This report is the first of its kind in Australia to focus on the impact of caring in the screen industry. The report has already made policy and initiative changes within the industry in Create NSW and South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC).
Verhoeven, D., Riakos, M., Gregory, S., Joly, E. & McHugh, M. 2018, Honey, I Hid the Kids!: Experiences of Parents and Carers in the Australian Screen Industry Full Report, Raising Films Australia, Sydney.