Su Goldfish

Su Goldfish

Adjunct Associate Lecturer

Bachelor of Arts, UNSW Sydney, 1978 

Graduate Diploma Arts Management, UTS, 1997

Graduate Certificate Documentary, AFTRS, 2010

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media


Su Goldfish is manager of the Creative Practice Lab at the University of New South Wales.

UNSW Creative Practice Lab (CPL) is a specialised arts unit within SAM that supports teaching and practice-led research across a diverse range of disciplines. The CPL manages the School's performance venues, rehearsal studios and technical resources. CPL staff are industry professionals, technical magicians, filmmakers, producers, sound makers and production designers. We work closely with students, researchers and artists to develop new work and we program a range of inspiring events throughout the year.

Su is responsible for producing the program of events and productions, lectures and talks that come from teaching and research in the School including UNSWriting.

Su is also an independent filmmaker. Her most recent project is the feature documentary, which she wrote and directed, The Last Goldfish which premiered at Sydney Film Festival in 2017 and has screened around the world. Info:

Between 2011 and 2014 Su co-produced on behalf of UNSW the adaptation of three of artist William Yang’s performance works into television documentaries screened on ABC-TV and in film festivals locally and internationally.

Su studied documentary at AFTRS (2010). 


2017  Director and Writer

The Last Goldfish –  Documentary

81 minutes

Editor Martin Fox

Producer Carolyn Johnson Films

Premiered Sydney Film Festival 2017


2014  Co-producer for UNSW

William Yang: Blood Links –  Documentary

60 minutes

Director Martin Fox

Producer Felix Media

Writer William Yang

Premiered Brisbane Asian Pacific Film Festival. Screened on iView for ABC Arts


2014  Co-producer for UNSW

William Yang: Friends of Dorothy – Documentary

57 minutes

Director Martin Fox

Producer Felix Media

Writer William Yang

Premiered at Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014. Broadcast on ABC1 Arts and iView.


2013  Co-producer for UNSW

William Yang: My Generation – Documentary

57 minutes

Director: Martin Fox

Producer: Felix Media

Writer: William Yang

Premiered Sydney Film Festival in 2013. Broadcast on ABC1 Arts and iView.


2011 Writer/Director/Producer

Trace – Short Documentary


Editor Maria Barbagallo

Composer Liberty Kerr

Premiered Sydney and Melbourne Jewish Film Festivals, screened at Cockatoo Island Film Festival, West End Film Festival, Brisbane and the Dortmund Film Festival, Germany.

Shortlisted and exhibited in the 2012 Fisher's Ghost Art Award and exhibited at the Museum of the History of National Socialism – Cologne


2009 Writer/Director/Producer

Ciao Meow

Premiered Mardi Gras Film Festival and screened Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Winner Queer Pet Project - Mardi Gras Film Festival.

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UNSW Creative Practice Lab Io Myers Studio
  • Books | 2010
    2010, Bad Emser Hefte, Goldfish S, (ed.), Bad Emser Hefte - Dr Ulrich Brand, Bad Ems, Germany

The Last Goldfish Awards

Sydney Film Festival - Audience Award (2017)
Winner Foxtel Movies Audience Award for Best Documentary Top Ten

New York Independent Film Festival (2018)
Best Foreign Documentary Feature and Best Script Documentary Feature

Gender Bender International Festival , Bologna (2018)
Audience Award for Best Film




Professional Member Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Queer Screen
Performance Space

2018 Board member ReadyMade Works - A not-for-profit organisation that provides programming and studio space support for the independent dance community in Sydney. 

- Vice-President on the board of Queer Screen.
Queer Screen produces the Mardi Gras Film Festival and the international queer documentary film festival QueerDoc.