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EFFA is a not-for-profit festival (DGR charity) run by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers. Our team brings together a wide variety of experience to curate the best environmental films from around the globe, in a creative and dynamic environment. 

THE EFFA TEAM

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FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Brooke Daly

Brooke is passionate about film and the arts, with 10+ years’ management experience in both, underpinned by a Masters degree in Communications. Inspired by unprecedented local and global environmental campaigns, Brooke sees EFFA as an important platform for sharing environmental information and stories, and enabling positive change.

Programming Team

Nathan Senn    Programming Manager   Nathan is a cinephile, writer and cat-lover who alongside EFFA, currently curates for HRAFF, SUFF, MIFF and SFF.

Nathan Senn

Programming Manager

Nathan is a cinephile, writer and cat-lover who alongside EFFA, currently curates for HRAFF, SUFF, MIFF and SFF.

Mark Newbound    Festival Programmer   Mark has an educational background in both ecology and filmmaking. Het teaches environmental subjects at uni, and makes short films when he finds the time.

Mark Newbound

Festival Programmer

Mark has an educational background in both ecology and filmmaking. Het teaches environmental subjects at uni, and makes short films when he finds the time.

Tahney Fosdike    Festival Programmer   Tahney hails from regional South Australia and is currently based in Melbourne working in the rare book trade alongside freelance arts writing and curating projects. At the best of times, she is cuddling her two adopted bunnies.

Tahney Fosdike

Festival Programmer

Tahney hails from regional South Australia and is currently based in Melbourne working in the rare book trade alongside freelance arts writing and curating projects. At the best of times, she is cuddling her two adopted bunnies.

Sophie Booth    Festival Programmer   Growing up in a Greens household in rural Tasmania, Sophie brings to the EFFA programming team a dedication to environmental stories, but first a foremost a love for film.

Sophie Booth

Festival Programmer

Growing up in a Greens household in rural Tasmania, Sophie brings to the EFFA programming team a dedication to environmental stories, but first a foremost a love for film.

Bridie Shepherd    Festival Programmer   Bridie has a background in human geography, and ongoing interests in film-making and the politics of representation. She sees the arts as an exciting medium for sharing ideas and encouraging dynamic discussions.

Bridie Shepherd

Festival Programmer

Bridie has a background in human geography, and ongoing interests in film-making and the politics of representation. She sees the arts as an exciting medium for sharing ideas and encouraging dynamic discussions.

Jennifer McAuliffe    Festival Programmer   Jennifer is a passionate advocate for the zero-waste movement. She works in film and television, and is hoping to make the industry more environmentally sustainable.

Jennifer McAuliffe

Festival Programmer

Jennifer is a passionate advocate for the zero-waste movement. She works in film and television, and is hoping to make the industry more environmentally sustainable.

Betty Milonas    Festival Programmer   Betty has a curatorial and art history educational background who has previously completed a Curatorial Internship at The Museum of Modern Art. Interests lies in film curatorship, watching documentaries and short films.

Betty Milonas

Festival Programmer

Betty has a curatorial and art history educational background who has previously completed a Curatorial Internship at The Museum of Modern Art. Interests lies in film curatorship, watching documentaries and short films.

Carolin Saan    Festival Programmer/ Impact Officer   An Estonian living in Melbourne who loves nature and drinking coffee from her favourite Moomin mug.

Carolin Saan

Festival Programmer/ Impact Officer

An Estonian living in Melbourne who loves nature and drinking coffee from her favourite Moomin mug.

Impact Team

Alex Stott    Impact Manager   Alex has been creating impact through EFFA for the past three years. Mon-Fri she works in Transport Policy and on the weekends she enjoys cycling and whale watching.

Alex Stott

Impact Manager

Alex has been creating impact through EFFA for the past three years. Mon-Fri she works in Transport Policy and on the weekends she enjoys cycling and whale watching.

Kim Ingles    Impact Officer   Film producer/editor with a passion for sharing stories with a good message, Kim also facilitates storytelling workshops to help build capacity for social impact.

Kim Ingles

Impact Officer

Film producer/editor with a passion for sharing stories with a good message, Kim also facilitates storytelling workshops to help build capacity for social impact.

Tom Overton Skinner    Impact Officer   Freshly returned from France, Tom is a Geography and French graduate. He is passionate about how we conceptualise the environment and our relationship with it.

Tom Overton Skinner

Impact Officer

Freshly returned from France, Tom is a Geography and French graduate. He is passionate about how we conceptualise the environment and our relationship with it.

Caroline Lipinski    Impact Officer   Caroline's background in sociology and philosophy affirmed her commitment to making space for ethical considerations in everyday life. She enjoys analysing the ways in which we assign value in society to others and to the natural environment. She loves outdoor adventures, documentaries, improvising on the piano, and making art.

Caroline Lipinski

Impact Officer

Caroline's background in sociology and philosophy affirmed her commitment to making space for ethical considerations in everyday life. She enjoys analysing the ways in which we assign value in society to others and to the natural environment. She loves outdoor adventures, documentaries, improvising on the piano, and making art.

Beau Deurwaarder    Impact Officer   Beau Deurwaarder is a philosopher from Melbourne worried about unprecedented and irreversible change. He works in disability services and tutors undergraduate philosophy at a residential college at the University of Melbourne.

Beau Deurwaarder

Impact Officer

Beau Deurwaarder is a philosopher from Melbourne worried about unprecedented and irreversible change. He works in disability services and tutors undergraduate philosophy at a residential college at the University of Melbourne.

Marketing, Communications & Design Team

Ruby Brown    Marketing & Communications Coordinator   Recognising the influence of art in our current climate, Ruby aims to use her expertise in connective communication to pursue her passion for environmental sustainability.

Ruby Brown

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Recognising the influence of art in our current climate, Ruby aims to use her expertise in connective communication to pursue her passion for environmental sustainability.

Pia Richard    Graphic Designer   Pia is a Melbourne-based graphic designer who would always rather be frolicking in an ocean or a forest somewhere else.

Pia Richard

Graphic Designer

Pia is a Melbourne-based graphic designer who would always rather be frolicking in an ocean or a forest somewhere else.

EDUCATION TEAM

Tess Macrae    Education Program Manager   Tess is an economist who is fascinated by the challenge of maintaining economic development without irreparably damaging the environment. The passion of young people at EFFA Education gives her hope for the future of our world.

Tess Macrae

Education Program Manager

Tess is an economist who is fascinated by the challenge of maintaining economic development without irreparably damaging the environment. The passion of young people at EFFA Education gives her hope for the future of our world.

Bek Spies    Education Program   Bek delights in a festival that combines several of her mutual passions - environmental/social justice, film, and empowering young people to create positive change!

Bek Spies

Education Program

Bek delights in a festival that combines several of her mutual passions - environmental/social justice, film, and empowering young people to create positive change!

Finance Team

Adam Kinross    Finance Manager   Adam brings to the team years of experience working in Finance in the NFP sector in both Melbourne and Latin America.

Adam Kinross

Finance Manager

Adam brings to the team years of experience working in Finance in the NFP sector in both Melbourne and Latin America.