MIFF Board & Staff

MIFF Board

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz – Chair
Mike Baard
Sally Caplan
Cheryl Chan
Josh Chye
Ben Kay
The Hon Dr Andrew Lu AM


MIFF Staff


Al Cossar – Artistic Director
Mark Woods – Industry Director / Executive Producer
Victoria Pope – Commercial Operations Director
Amanda Sole – Finance Manager


Kate Fitzpatrick – Programmer 
Kate Jinx – Programmer
Mia Falstein-Rush – Program Manager
Liam Carter – Program Coordinator
Mark Jakowenko – Head of Guest Services & Special Projects
Roan Johnson – Guest Services Manager
Luke Goodsell – Critics Campus Producer
Tom Noble – Guest Coordinator
Lachlan Sleight – XR Technical Coordinator
Gisselle Gallego – Programming Assistant
Danielle Goder – Critics Campus Intern

Marketing & Communications

Olivia Simon – Head of Marketing & Communications
Adolfo Aranjuez – Publications & Audience Development Manager
Elwyn Murray – Graphic Designer
Sophia Petropoulos – Marketing Campaign & Projects Coordinator
Jasmine Penman – Digital Content Coordinator


Sarah Wild – Head of Partnerships
Georgina Wills – Partnerships Manager
Saoirse Johnston-Dick – Partnerships Coordinator
Phillip Pitsillou – Partnerships Assistant


Brad Macdonald – Head of Philanthropy & Festival Development
Sophie Scott – Philanthropy & Membership Coordinator
Hannah Attwood – Philanthropy & Membership Intern

Finance & Administration

Cecily Wallace – Accounts

Systems & Ticketing

Jaymie Bandrowski – Head of Systems & Ticketing
Bonnie Perry – Box Office Manager
Nick Turner – Data & Ticketing Manager
Jordan Willis – Data & Streaming Coordinator
Rosie Hazell – Ticketing Coordinator


Erin Hutchinson – Head of Operations
Georgia Byres – Operations Manager
Chris Elliott – Technical Manager
Chiara Gabrielli – Venues Manager
Grace Packer – Volunteers Manager
Melanie Dimattina – Events Manager
Angela Lillyman – Assistant Venues Manager
Keir Aitken – Assistant Venues Manager
Tom Middleditch – Access Coordinator
Ida Talback – Events Coordinator
Gina Cameron – Events Coordinator
Sarah Alkemade – Print Traffic Coordinator
John Hewison – Technical Production Coordinator
Vidhi Vira – Events Intern

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

Eddie Coupe – Industry Programs Manager
Scott Joblin – Industry Programs Officer
Andrew Goode – Industry Programs Coordinator
Anthoula Ververis – Industry Projects Coordinator
Claudia Nankervis – Industry Programs Administrator
George Samios – Industry Programs Assistant Administrator

Festival Publicists: Common State

Luke McKinnon
Jadan Carroll
Alice Lewinsky
Caitlyn Miles
Leigh-Anne Ramirez