MIFF Board & Staff

MIFF Board

Claire Dobbin – Chair
Andrew Myer – Deputy Chair
Dennis Tomaras – Secretary
Zahava Elenberg
Kim McGrath
Tim McGregor
Sam Mostyn
Joel Pearlman
Paul Wiegard
Teresa Zolnierkiewicz


Festival Patron

Geoffrey Rush


MIFF Staff


Michelle Carey – Artistic Director
Al Cossar – Acting Artistic Director
Mark Woods – Industry Director/Executive Producer
Amber Sloan – General Manager


Finance & Administration

Amanda Sole – Finance Manager
Kara Green – Accounts



Thomas Caldwell – Programmer
Kate Fitzpatrick – Program Coordinator and MIFF Schools Programmer
Mia Falstein-Rush – Submissions and Shorts Programmer


Partnerships & Marketing 

Jo Lawson – Partnerships Manager
Melissa McShane – Partnerships Coordinator
Trish Whitton – Marketing Manager
Max Minkoff – Membership Coordinator


Simon Bedford – Systems Manager
Fiona Collins – Box Office Manager
David Thomas – Technical & Print Traffic Manager



Melanie Sheridan – Publications Editor


MIFF Industry (Premiere Fund, 37°South & Accelerator)

Eddie Coupe – Industry Programs Coordinator


Festival Publicists – Asha Holmes Publicity