Festival Team

Starting with our love of film, and its ability to connect us as a community, we curate a program of new films and events that challenge us and provoke discussion. We endeavour to create something beautiful that inspires the community to support its growth into the future as a major festival for the Coffs Coast region.


Kate HowatSWIFF Co-Director
David HorsleySWIFF Co-Director
Julie ToussaintDesigner & Brand Manager
Ben ToussaintDigital Development Manager
Saige BrowneProgram & Content Coordinator
Giordan PakesSWIFF Box Office & Ticketing Coordinator
Denise AitkenDestination and Digital Marketing
Alycia StanleyEvents Coordinator
Beth HodgesVolunteers Coordinator
Jay Black (and the Trees Photography)Festival Photographer
Scott CollinsFestival Trailer Composition
Caleb CowieSWIFF’22 Key Art Designer
Phil NicholasSTORYLAND Event Manager
Peter PapandreaSWIFF & STORYLAND Site Manager
Zakpage (Alison Page & Nik Lachajczak)STORYLAND Creative Directors
 Danni Colgan STORYLAND Music Curator
 Inspired Audio Visual SWIFF & STORYLAND
Production Services


SWIFF is made possible by the many hands of wonderful volunteers from around the Coffs Coast and beyond. Without them, the festival would not be possible. Our sincere thanks to all for lending a hand to bring SWIFF’22 to the community, all for the love of the arts.


Thank you to our audiences. By attending, promoting, talking about, buying tickets to, advocating for, sharing, and championing SWIFF, you are building film and arts culture on the Coffs Coast. It takes a whole community to make a festival come to life. Our gratitude goes out to everyone who gave their patronage and connected with SWIFF’22. You’ve played a vital role in helping make SWIFF a one-of-a-kind festival.


The Screenwave International Film Festival would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the festival takes place, the people of the Gumbaynggirr Nation. We pay our respects to the original storytellers of this land and honour the Elders past, present, and emerging.

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