From film festival director in Western Australia to ACMI’s Head of Film Programs, Richard Sowada is one of Australia’s most active screen culture practitioners whose love of film is rivaled only by the scale of his internationally recognised stamp collection.
Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1999, Damon Gameau has starred in several critically acclaimed Australian feature films: The Tracker, Thunderstruck and Razzle Dazzle, and most recently, Balibo for which he received an AFI nomination for Best Supporting Male Actor in a Feature Film.
His TV credits include Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and Love My Way.
Holly has been a member of the Noosa film Society since 2004 and President for the past three years. She regularly attends international film festivals, both in Australia and overseas and previewed many of the short films over all four years of the festival’s history.
As an avid film viewer, she brings in-depth knowledge and a keen passion for film to this year’s jury.
Bill has been a journalist for 34 years, working as a columnist, sports editor, features editor, chief of staff, news editor and assistant editor as well as editor of the Sunshine Coast Sunday and now works from home as the Daily’s editor at large.
He’s also passionate about the need to curb the rapid population growth of the South East corner.
French screen composer, now Australian resident, Loïc has brought his European influence to the Australian cinema industry. His passion for cinema is as strong as his passion for music.
While he has composed mostly for French and European feature films, TV series and documentaries, he also just finished the score of an Australian feature comedy – “Girl Clock” – and is looking forward to working on more Australian movies.