Tony Grierson is to leave his roleas head of distribution and finance at the NSW Film & Television Office andjoin the Sydney Film Festival (
He was executive officer of Queer Screen for the four yearsup to 1999, has worked at Beyond Distribution, and has held a number ofconsultancy roles in film, technology and corporate finance.
"I am keen to build on the festival's traditional strengthsin quality film and factual programming, and broaden the programme's appealwith new technologies and screen content," Griersonsaid. "One of my immediate primary objectives is to strengthen theorganisation's resources and revenue base. It is an exciting time to beinvolved in screen culture. Rapidly changing technologies together with thegrowth in delivery platforms mean that film festivals face multiple challengesto remain vital and relevant."
All three key Australian east coast film festivals have nowset deadlines for producers wanting their films to be considered for inclusion.The
This year will be the last