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Sophie Mathisen

Sophie Mathisen

Executive Director & Founder

Sophie is the Executive Director and founder of For Film’s Sake – Australia’s flagship film charity providing opportunity for marginalised filmmakers in production, distribution and cultural exhibition. Sophie is a regular media commentator and contributor to print and televisual mediums including the Guardian, the New York Times, the Australian, Broadly, ABC, BBC as well as a repanellist on global festival and industry presentations. Sophie is a Churchill Fellow and in 2018 was named one of Westpac’s ‘200 Women who will change the world’, alongside Michelle Obama and Pussy Riot.

Emily Lucienne

Emily Lucienne

Program Producer

Emily is a creative producer with extensive experience across non-fiction and commercial sectors. Fluent in three languages, Emily has worked for and with Radical Media, Smuggler, Partizan on campaigns such as LinkedIn, Pepsi and the NHS. Committed to telling diverse stories by the communities who own them, Emily currently has a feature documentary in production with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders).

Lolina Grover

Lolina Grover

Administrator

Lolina has worked for FFS since 2016, turning her hand from everything to festival coordination to track driving, when the need has arisen. A first-generation child of a European migrant, Lolina is committed to the creation of a diverse and ethical society and is one of the founding members of A Sustainable Life, a social enterprise supporting affordable ethical living. Her oral history documentary “Newtown 150: A living history” won the NSW Department of Education, “Outstanding contribution for the promotion of Public Education” and is taught within the state’s curriculum.

Board

Deanne Weir

Deanne Weir

Chair

Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley

Bec Brideson

Bec Brideson

Malinda Wink

Malinda Wink

Sally Hill

Sally Hill

Tony Pollitt

Tony Pollitt

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