The Very Short Film festival is presented by Artology. We’re an independent arts non-profit here to foster creativity and encourage new voices to tell their story and develop ideas. Our projects provide opportunities for all types of artists to develop and produce their own creative work, collaborate and partner with others to learn new skills through mentorships with industry leaders.
Anna Cerneaz started her professional life as an oceanographer. However, her lifelong interest in the arts, notably as an oboe player and concertgoer, soon channelled her career in an entirely different direction. Over a number of years, she built up her own artistic management business; among the many positions she held during that time was as general manager of Pinchgut Opera.
In the past decade, Anna has honed her company director skills in a very practical way. She is currently a director of several for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, including the Graeme Wood Foundation, which supports progressive thinking and action, Artology, Spring Bay Mill, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Syrinscape.
Anna’s greatest wish is that by developing the creative development of the young (and not-so-young), the current not-so-rosy prognosis of Homo sapiens can be rescued via deep immersion in the glorious worlds of nature and music.
Terese is an accomplished leader in the arts and cultural sector with a passion for social justice and human rights, and has an extensive career as an artist and manager spanning over 30 years.
She has worked with leading Australian arts and cultural organisations such as: Executive Director of Performance Space, CEO of Sydney Mardi Gras, Director Arts Organisations at the Australia Council, Executive Producer at the National Art School, and has held senior leadership positions at La Boite Theatre Company, Bundanon Trust, Australian Theatre for Young People, Belvoir Street Theatre, Circa Ensemble, Sydney Film Festival and the Australian Film Commission.
With a diverse background as a performing artist, dancer and musician, Terese joined Circus Oz as a company member, representing Australia at the LA Olympic Arts Festival in 1984. Terese has worked as an artist with leading performance companies such as Sydney’s Legs on the Wall, Circus OZ, DAH Teatre, Tandarcia Puppet Theatre, Stalker, Sidetrack Theatre and created numerous independent multidisciplinary performance works to support positive social change.
Tamara brings commercial and non profit sector experience to the team. With a marketing and events background, she brings a unique blend of creativity with analytical skills. She is passionate about providing people with opportunities, affecting change and storytelling, which led her to join the Artology and Very Short Film Festival team.
Tamara has led various Marketing departments and is both strategic as well as hands-on. Previously Tamara was Head of Marketing at the social enterprise Mindful in May; and the Int. Development NGO – Opportunity International Australia, both in leadership positions. Her commercial experience includes marketing roles at Foxtel, and within advertising agencies across leading global brands including Microsoft, WWF and O2 mobile.
Her creative projects include screenwriting for film and television and she throws her hat in the ring at stand up comedy (amateur!).
She is passionate about film and the power of storytelling to connect people together, to touch and even mend hearts.
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