Sasha Close – Head of Programming for both the Gold Coast Film Festival and Brisbane International Film Festival – has been chosen as the new President of the Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF).
Close is an established industry professional, having worked in distribution before moving into exhibition and programming. She is a renowned figure in the independent screen and film sector, having led programming at Wallis Cinemas until 2019. She also sat on the Board of the Independent Cinemas Association (2016-19) and contributed to many conferences and festivals, and has judged multiple AACTA film categories. Close also worked from 2017-19 on Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Taskforce.