Festival Program Manager
Assistant Festival Director (USA/TAS)
Festival Workshop Coordinator & Marketing
Festival Film Programming
Festival Ocean Events Coordinator
Festival Media & Communications Director
Festival Designer, Developer & Coordinator
Festival Media & Marketing Coordinator
Festival Media & Marketing Coordinator
TeFF TEAM '16
Quynh Anh Vo
OUR COMMITTEE 2016
Sara James – Emmy-Award Winning Foreign Correspondent, Author & Commentator
Sara received the U.S. National Press Club award for her investigation of modern day slavery in Sudan, a New York Festival award for her report on the first woman considered for the US space program, and a coveted Emmy Award for her coverage of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. She received a Headliner Award for her report on a victim of the September 11 attacks, and a Gracie for her story about methamphetamine addiction in women. Sara’s report on Australia’s Stolen Generation won the Overseas Press Club of America Citation for Excellence.
Sara covers Australasia for NBC News, filing reports for NBC Today, Dateline, and NBC Nightly News.
In Australia, Sara James’ featured segment An American in Oz airs fortnightly on ABC News Breakfast. She covers a mix of politics, business, culture, and social issues.
Abi Binning – Director / Wide Angle Tasmania
Abi Binning is the General Manager of Tasmania's screen resource organisation Wide Angle Tasmania and an independent producer and principal of the production company, Move Media. Abi has a number of credits in both broadcast documentary and short drama. Before entering the film industry, Abi worked extensively across the education sector as a teacher, researcher and curriculum writer.
John Kelly – Owner / Director State Cinema
A born and bred “North-Hobartian”, John has been a patron of the State Cinema since he was a young boy. He purchased the cinema in 2002 from The Australian Film Institute, and has since transformed this former fledgling one-screen picture house into a vibrant eight screen arthouse complex. Utilising the latest digital technology and embarking on an ambitious building and restoration campaign, the historic State Cinema has been restored to its former glory days. The film-going public is now offered a smorgasbord of quality international, Australian and local films combined with festivals and community events.
Tony Scherer – Frogmore Creek Winery / Sprout Tasmania
Tony is a native Californian, growing up in Santa Cruz, where he started growing and selling produce at the age of nine. Tony has grown both vegetables and fruit crops commercially, started an organic wholesale and delivery business, is a guru on composting, and all round nice guy. Tony is a part owner of Frogmore Creek Vineyard and is President of Sprout.
Lisa Gormley – Australian Actress / Environmental Advocate
Lisa Gormley is best known for her role as 'Bianca Scott' in the long running Australian serial drama, 'Home & Away'. Previous to this Lisa studied at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) providing her with the skills and knowledge to work proficiently across theatre, film and television. Lisa Grew up In southern Tasmania Australia, where she embraced country living and fostered a great passion for the environment. Having worked as a first class flight attendant Lisa has a great passion for travel and those characters she meets along the way. Teaching Drama is her other love as well as yoga.
The Tasmanian Conservation Trust is our founding sponsor.
The TCT is governed by a Council elected from the membership each year at the AGM.
Michael Lynch – President
Neville Gray – Vice President
Robyn McNicol – Vice President
Helen Pryor – Secretary
Phil Anstie – Treasurer
John Green – Councillor
Christian Bell – Councillor
Rena Dare – Councillor
Angela Marsh – Councillor
Merv Kershaw – Councillor
Mavis Rowlands – North West Delegate