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Allanah Zitserman – Managing Director

Allanah displayed entrepreneurial pizzazz from a young age; at 18 she started a nightclub called Barbarella, which quickly became the hippest venue on the Sydney night scene. Following her degree, she partnered with Stavros Kazantzidis and launched the film production company Screen Artists. Their first produced film, RUSSIAN DOLL starring Hugo Weaving, garnered the pair the AFI Best Original Screenplay Award. Following this she wrote and produced HORSEPLAY a Black Comedy set on Melbourne Cup Day starring Abbie Cornish. While travelling overseas on the international film festival circuit, Allanah managed events at the Cannes and Marrakech Film Festivals. Shortly after her return home, she co‐founded the Dungog Film Festival. Moving into the distribution of Australian film is a natural progression for Allanah who is passionate about bringing Australian films to Australian audiences.

Stavros Kazantzidis – Managing Director

Stavros has a wealth of experience in the screen industry, not only as an award-winning screenwriter, but also as a respected Director and Producer. He has made some of Australia’s most outstanding independent films, including AFI winner Russian Doll and the international hit Love and Other Catastrophes.

Laura Macdonald – Festival Executive

After a cracking Dungog 2010, Laura has returned as Dungog Film Festival’s Head of Programming. In the meantime, Laura has worked for Vimeo on their online festival and developed two new feature projects. After attending film school in Boston, Laura began her career at Filmmaker Magazine in New York, then moved to London and into film production. She assisted producer Norma Heyman with her slate (Mrs Henderson Presents, Gangster No. 1, Dangerous Liaisons) before moving on to collaborate with writer/director Martha Fiennes throughout her second feature (Chromophobia, Onegin). Laura then took up the position of Creative Director for the online filmmaking network Filmaka and worked alongside producer Deepak Nayar (The Walker, Lost Highway, Bend It Like Beckham). She is also a screenwriter, producer and journalist.

Elizabeth Kleinberg – Production Co-ordinator

Elizabeth is a UTS graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Communications (Media Arts & Production). Elizabeth has previously worked in television commercial production and as a location assistant on the third series of Underbelly. Elizabeth joined the AFS Team in 2010.

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