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 Browne 

Giordan Pakes

Programs & Volunteers Coordinator

SWIFF Box Office & Ticketing Coordinator

Denise AitkenDestination and Digital Marketing

Mia Golding

Alycia Stanley

 Sponsor & Guest Liaison

Event Coordinator

Jay Black (and the Trees Photography)Festival Photographer and Cover Art Image
Festival Trailer CompositionScott Collins
CHEC Site ManagerPeter Papandrea

Inspired Audio Visual

Di Curran & Ros Ward

SWIFF’21 Front Cover Artist

Cover Art Talent

Production services

JMT & CHEC Box Office

Alyson Pearson

Tigist Teressa


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’21 to the community, all for the love of film.


Thank you to our audiences. By attending, promoting, talking about, buying tickets to, advocating for, sharing, and championing SWIFF, you are building film and screen culture on the Coffs Coast. It takes a whole community to make a film festival come to life. Our gratitude goes out to everyone who gave their patronage and connected with SWIFF’21. 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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