MQFF TEAM

MQFF is a non-profit organisation governed by a voluntary Board of Management, staffed by a small team of committed professionals and supported by an army of generous volunteers. MQFF is further supported by our Sweethearts who are members of our Private Giving Program. We couldn't do it without our Team Players - all of the Festival Sponsors and Partners who support the Festival each year.

FESTIVAL STAFF 

The Festival is staffed by a small team - an Executive Director and Program Manager work behind the scenes throughout the year and are supported by a Finance Manager. In the lead up to the Festival two operations staff round out the team - a Festival Operations Manager and Operations Coordinator. All roles are part-time. Various projects are supported by interns.

Executive Director: Dillan Golightly

Program Manager: Spiro Economopoulos

Finance Manager: Helen Walmsley

Festival Operations Manager: Jake Preval

Operations Coordinator: Alex Lagerwey


OFFICE VOLUNTEERS 

Arts Administration Intern: Rosie Pavlovic

Marketing & Digital Content Interns: Tess McArthur-Dowty, Rachel Brown

Partnerships Coordinator: Gregory Frank

Private Giving Intern: Patrick Fitzgerald

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

As a non-profit organisation MQFF is governed by a Board of Management. All Board Members volunteer their time.

Scott Herron (Co-Convenor)

Fiona Kelly (Co-Convenor)

Andrew Fisher (Treasurer)

David Morgan (Secretary) 

Cathy Anderson

Paula Commins

Molly Whelan

Jeremy Hodgins

Serena Chow

Patrick Fitzgerald 

 

Principal and Major Partners

Principal Partner City of Melbourne

Cultural Partner Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Industry Partner J. Walter Thompson

Principal Media Partner The Saturday Paper

 

FESTIVAL PROVIDERS

Ticketing and Smartphone Apps Ferve Tickets

Distribution and Promotion Step Right Up

Publicity Asha Holmes Publicity

Website Hosting Connexus

Website Design Rhombus Digital

 

LIFE MEMBERS

Rowland Thomson, Crusader Hillis, Madeleine Swain, Suzie Goodman, miss jan horstman, David McCarthy, Richard Watts, Suzy Green, Rowena Doo, Luke Gallagher, Alex Green, Paul Tonta, Leanne Sumpter, Roberta Armitage, Colin Billing, Claire Jackson, Lisa Daniel, Paul Clifton.

 

2016 SWEETHEARTS

The Festival is supported by a generous group of individual private donors - our Sweethearts. We thank the 2016 Sweethearts who have contributed to the 26th Melbourne Queer Film Festival.