MIFF Board & Staff

MIFF Board

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz – Chair
Mike Baard
Tony Briggs
Sally Caplan

Cheryl Chan
Josh Chye
Ben Kay
The Hon. Dr Andrew Lu AM


MIFF Staff


Damien Hodgkinson – Chief Executive Officer
Al Cossar – Artistic Director
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

Marketing & Communications

Olivia Simon – Head of Marketing & Communications
Adolfo Aranjuez – Publications & Audience Development Manager
Jasmine Penman – Digital Content Coordinator
Anne Ueki – Marketing Campaign Coordinator
Sasha Taylor – Graphic Designer


Georgina Wills – Head of Partnerships
Mitchell McKay – Partnerships Specialist


Brad Macdonald – Head of Philanthropy & Festival Development
Sophie Scott – Philanthropy & Membership Manager

Systems & Ticketing

Jaymie Bandrowski – Head of Systems & Ticketing
Bonnie Perry – Box Office Manager
Nick Turner – Data & Ticketing Manager
David Heslin – Data Coordinator


Erin Hutchinson – Head of Operations
Georgia Byres – Operations Manager
Iva Kingston – Events Manager
Grace Packer – Volunteers Manager
Hamish Reid – Front of House Manager
Chris Elliott – Technical Manager
Tom Middleditch – Access Coordinator
Otto McKinnon – Technical Coordinator

Finance & Administration

Tim Rolfe – Bookkeeper

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

Eddie Coupe – Acting Head of Industry
Scott Joblin – Industry Programs Officer
Anthoula Ververis – Industry Programs Senior Coordinator
Natalie May – Industry Programs Coordinator
Andrew Goode – Industry Programs Coordinator
Jacinta Palmer – Industry Marketing Coordinator
George Samios – Industry Programs Administrator
Gina Cameron
– Industry Programs Assistant Administrator

Festival Publicists: Common State

Luke McKinnon
Alice Lewinsky
Caitlyn Miles
Leigh-Anne Ramirez