Photo credit: Connor O'Brien

Photo credit: Connor O'Brien


Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. 

She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News which saw her report from across Africa and interview some of the continent’s most prominent leaders.

Last year, she presented a one-off documentary for SBS, DATE MY RACE. Her latest film, BLACK AS ME, explores the perception of beauty and race in Australia. Santilla recently partnered with The Wheeler Centre to create and curate Australia’s first anti-racism festival, Not Racist, But...

Her work explores contemporary migration, cultural identities and politics.

Santilla is currently developing several factual and narrative projects and writes regularly for The Saturday Paper. She is a member of the federal government’s advisory group on Australia-Africa relations.