The Team Behind the Festival

 

Campbell Corfe

Campbell Corfe

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT

Campbell was a partner for 20 years in KPMG, the global accounting and advisory firm. His primary base was New York although he also worked with the firm in Australia, UK and Hong Kong. Since then he has served on several boards, including his current appointment as Chairman of Youi, a leading insurance company, and recently stepped down as Chairman of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

 

Arnold Kopff

Arnold Kopff

FESTIVAL CURATOR

After 22 years running his software engineering firm, Arnold sold the company and embarked on a second career as a filmmaker. Three of his feature-length travel films have been broadcast on San Francisco television and a station in Shanghai has broadcast one of his short nature documentaries. Arnold has also won an international award for cinematography. He is currently the president of the Eumundi World Cinema film society.

 

Arnold Kopff

Holly Pittman

FESTIVAL CO-CURATOR

Holly has been a member of the Noosa Film Society since 2004 and is currently President; past roles for the Society involved film research and programming, publicity and marketing. She regularly attends international film festivals, both in Australia and overseas. These include the Sydney Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival and short film festivals such as Tropfest, the Manhattan Shorts and Flickerfest. She is a founding juror for the Heart of Gold International Film Festival, now in its tenth year. Holly brings in-depth knowledge and a keen passion for film to NIFF.

 

Maree Thomson

Maree Thomson

SECRETARY & GRANT WRITER

Maree is passionate about film and does her bit to share the art form through Eumundi World Cinema. Her background is strategic marketing helping corporates, small business and community organisations to achieve their goals. She is a serial volunteer having worked for Noosa Long Weekend, Free Noosa campaign, International Body Art Carnival, Tourism Noosa marketing committee and Eumundi Combined Community Organisation.

 

Louise McNeich

Louise McNeich

TREASURER

Louise is the principal of LMC Accounting and Financial Services, located in the heart of Noosa. The team at LMC provide its clients with a high standard of service that is friendly and professional. Louise is a Registered Tax Agent, Certified Practising Accountant and has a Diploma in Financial Services. Louise has been in public practice for some 14 years and has been the Principal of LMC since 2012.

 

Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper

MARKETING TEAM LEADER

Alison is a marketing communications specialist and social media strategist with an interest in festival-style events and purpose-driven businesses. With experience in corporate and online communications, event marketing and a Bachelor of Public Relations, Alison is excited to be leading the NIFF marketing team and also manages the Festival's social media channels.

 

Sarah Radge

Sarah Radge

BRANDING, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sarah is an award winning Graphic Designer with a background in packaging design, web design and print. Sarah's eye for current and eye-catching artwork saw her win Gold at the prestigious 2015 Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards. With an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and a background in hospitality and event management, she is passionate about making the Festival memorable for everyone.

 

Bruce Hamilton

Bruce Hamilton

PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER

Bruce boasts more than 45 years’ experience in community theatre in Western Australia and locally and NIFF is fortunate to have Bruce head up its Production team. Currently he's involved in the Noosa Arts Theatre, where he is the sound manager, The Lind in Nambour and Coolum Theatre Players. He has toured as sound designer/operator for several independent theatre productions in Queensland, and as sound recording engineer for several locally produced movies. He has also worked as Stage Manager and Production Manager for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, and as MC and recording engineer for various Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestras and classical music groups.

  • Change Maker Award

    Change Maker Award

  • Best Young Filmmaker

    Best Young Filmmaker

  • Best Sound Design

    Best Sound Design

  • Best Cinematography

    Best Cinematography

  • Best Director

    Best Director

  • Best Male Performance

    Best Male Performance

  • Best Female Performance

    Best Female Performance

  • Best Experimental

    Best Experimental

  • Best Animation

    Best Animation

  • Best Humanitarian

    Best Humanitarian

  • Best Documentary

    Best Documentary

  • Best Comedy

    Best Comedy