by Kyia Clayton
The wheels are in motion for TeFF 2016. We announced the dates, 17 to 20 November, last month, and submissions are already steadily coming in. I have been spending time reaching out to sponsors, viewing films (lots of them) and picking the perfect VIPs.
Of course TeFF 2016 is at the State Cinema this year again. Where else would we screen! Sara James, the Emmy Award-winning foreign correspondent and ABC commentator who MC'd and facilitated all of our Q&A's last year, is coming back this year, too. And we have some new supporting committee members.
Joining us this year is Abi Binning, General Manager of Wide Angle Tasmania, and Lisa Gormley, Australian actress and environmental advocate. John Kelly from the State Cinema and Tony Scherer from Sprout Tasmania and Frogmore Creek Wines are both on board again this year.
Unfortunately I can't say much more at this point except that the quality of films, coupled with the strong support TeFF is garnering, is truly exciting.
So this year TeFF will continue to grow as a non-politically affiliated, intelligent, artistic and entertaining festival.
We do have room for volunteers in lots of different areas. Send me an email if you have a few hours to spare.