Team

AMANDA DUTHIE | FESTIVAL DIRECTOR/CEO

As Director of the ADL Film Fest, Amanda curates and manages the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, delivering award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction, documentary, interactive and moving image projects. Amanda is on the Festivals Adelaide Board, the Ukaria Board, the South Australian Museum Board and on the Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia. Amanda was previously Head of Arts & Entertainment at ABC TV delivering popular and award winning content across all platforms.

FIONA HEUCH | GENERAL MANAGER

Fiona caught the festival bug volunteering at the New York International Film Festival in 2011, when Pedro Almodovar smiled at her. After working at the Tribeca Film Festival and Rooftop Film Festival, she returned to Adelaide to get stuck into the festival scene. She worked as a Marketing Assistant for 2013 AFF, then spent 6 months in Melbourne doing Event Administration with Token Events. She returns for 2017 ADL Film Fest and Hybrid World Adelaide as General Manager. She still can’t quite believe she gets to come to work and talk about films all day.

CLARE HEALY | MARKETING + PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

After her debut as Marketing & Partnerships Manager in 2015, Clare has returned to the Film Festival team with gusto in 2017 and has visions for ADL Film Fest to become a household name. Clare draws from previous commercial experience in the Australian and NZ wine and beer industries, with specific experience in global marketing partnerships.

MAT KESTING | PROGRAMS MANAGER

Mat has had a long love affair with film festivals and screen culture and has been the AFF Programs Manager since 2015. In between AFF’s biennial outings, Mat programmed Adelaide’s cultural screen, the Mercury Cinema since 2010 where he was the Exhibition Manager. Previously, Mat was the Program Manager at the Brisbane International Film Festival. He produced the 15/15 Film Festival in its infancy and is proud to have been a part of the Lumiere Cinema team following his studies in Media and Cinema. Mat also has a deep passion for the natural world and recently completed an Environmental Science degree just to keep it real.