MIFF Board & Staff

MIFF Board

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz – Chair
Mike Baard
Sally Caplan
Josh Chye
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
Luke Goodsell – Critics Campus Producer

Marketing & Communications

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


Sarah Wild – Head of Partnerships
Georgina Wills – Partnerships Manager
Phillip Pitsillou – Partnerships Intern


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

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


Erin Hutchinson – Head of Operations
Georgia Byres – Operations Manager
Chris Elliott – Technical Manager
Chiara Gabrielli – Venues Manager
Melanie Dimattina – Events Manager
Tom Middleditch – Access Coordinator

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

Eddie Coupe – Industry Programs Executive
Scott Joblin – Industry Coordinator
Ella Ogden – Industry Projects Coordinator
Aurélia Porret – Special Projects Coordinator
Anthoula Ververis – Industry Events Coordinator
Natalie Apostolou – Industry Projects Consultant
Tiffany Dias – Industry Administrator
Andrew Goode – Industry Administrator

Festival Publicists: Common State

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