How did you become involved in the GCFF? What is your work background? And your current role with the festival?

I came to the GCFF in 2009 after leaving Magna Pacific as the Head of Theatrical Acquisition and Distribution. So my background is as a solicitor and then in marketing and distribution. Currently I am the Festival Director of the GCFF, so I do everything from the programming to marketing to funding etc etc.

What makes the GCFF unique?

We are a pop culture film festival and we aim to work with Supanova to extend and ameliorate fan experiences.

Has the partnership with Supanova Pop Expo proven fruitful?

Yes very. 2012 was our most successful year on record and I hope 2013 will be even bigger.

What is you long term plan for the festival?

I’d like to see us become the pre eminent pop culture film festival in Australia and have people come from interstate and from overseas to stay on the Gold Coast to attend our event and other pop culture events on around our event, such as Supanova.

How can people help spread the word and become involved?

People should like us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter and check our website www.gcfilmfestival.com . We are always looking for volunteers close to the event. I also welcome people to send me messages through the website or facebook recommending films they have heard about or suggesting sessions or seminars that they would like to see at the film festival!

 

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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