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.
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: Yun Bond
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)
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
Ticketing and Smartphone Apps Ferve Tickets
Distribution and Promotion Step Right Up
Publicity Asha Holmes Publicity
Website Hosting Connexus
Website Design Rhombus Digital
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.
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.