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 our valued Festival Sponsors, Partners and Providers who help us to produce a first-class Festival each year.
Chief Executive Officer: Maxwell Gratton
Program Director: Spiro Economopoulos
Finance Manager: Helen Walmsley
Business Manager: Daniel Lancefield
Head of Social Media: Patty Abalos
Industry Day Co–ordinator: Ana Boado
Program Assistant: Daniela Caldas
Administration Co-ordinator: Sam McGowan
Digital Co-ordinator: Gabe Astiti
Festival Publicist: Annette Smith, Ned and Co.
Board of Management
As a non-profit organisation MQFF is governed by a Board of Management. All Board Members volunteer their time throughout the year.
- Scott Herron (President)
- Molly Whelan (President)
- Mark Kukanesan (Treasurer)
- David Morgan (Secretary)
- David Magdic
- Gin Masters
- David Micallef
- Brian Robertson
- Jay Longworth
- Alan White
- Jasmine Fiegehen
Festival Sponsors, Presenters and Providers
MQFF is very fortunate to be supported by a range of incredibly generous organisations, community groups, cinemas, government departments and businesses each year. We love working with our Partners and Sponsors who celebrate difference and together share a commitment to support the LGBTIQ+ community and the arts in Melbourne.
To see a full list and to enquire about joining them, visit our Sponsors page:MQFF Sponsors
Our life members have devoted countless hours to ensure the longevity and success of MQFF over the Festival’s 28-year history. They are a much-loved and valued part of our community.
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, Colin Billing, Claire Jackson, Lisa Daniel, Paul Clifton, Roberta Armitage.