Joshua Belinfante, filmmaker and photographer holds an eye for the eccentric and the surreal. Joshua founded Finesilver Media in 2018 and has been self-producing short films, music videos and stop motion animations since 2008.
In 2008, at the age of 18 he won an international documentary competition ‘My Israel’ and was flown to Washington DC to screen his short film shot over 6 weeks in Israel in front of international delegates. Since that time he has crewed on numerous feature films, TV shows in Australia and abroad for networks such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 9 & SBS. He has had films exhibited in Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe and has won numerous awards for his work. He has taught technical workshops at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (‘NIDA’), University of Technology Sydney (‘UTS’) and taught industry journalists through the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (‘ACIJ’) and been a casual lecturer at the New York Film Academy, Sydney and Gold Coast campus for 3 years. His recent film ‘Requires Review’ has screened at many festivals and won numerous awards such as ‘Best Short Documentary’ from the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival and Around International Festival in Berlin. Joshua has also presented two scenes of his anthology feature film, ‘The World’s Best Film’ at Dances With Films at The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Prior to that his short animated live action films ‘Everything That Clunked Along Today…’ and ‘Cut Down The Puppet Strings’ screened at various sci-fi festivals, ‘Clunk’ was accepted into festivals like ‘Sydney Underground Film Festival’ where it screened on television and won an audience choice award. Joshua has a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts Production) / Bachelor of Laws from the UTS, is an admitted solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW and is currently a PhD candidate in Design/Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle.