AD1 copyAmanda really does allow screen worship to pervade her responsibilities as Director of the Adelaide Film Festival, believing the power of screen storytelling can change lives, inspire you, cause tears and tantrums and definitely make you laugh. As Director of the AFF, Amanda curates and manages the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, delivering fiction, documentary, interactive and art & the moving image projects. Amanda is on the Festivals Adelaide Board, the Ngeringa Music Advisory Committee and on the Advisory Board, 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.


marg_winterhalderMarg has had a varied working life, running her own catering company working as a chef for some 20 years. Her earlier training in accounting then sent her off to teach Accounting at TAFE and consulting as a MYOB trainer and bookkeeper. For the past 8 years she has worked as a finance manager in the Arts sector. Loves the job, loves her workmates.


fiona_heuchFiona 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 2016 ADL Film Fest as Office Manager. She still can’t quite believe she gets to come to work and talk about films all day.


clare_healyClare Healy is doing the double act of Marketing & Parnterships this year, no mean feat. Her experience has largely been in the NZ and Australian wine industries and she has specific experience with marketing global sponsorships. This role is Clare’s first stint in the arts sector and she feels so lucky to be working with incredible and inspiring people.