Sarfaty joins Sydney fest as CEO

Fest adds FAIPF-backed competition

SYDNEY — The Sydney Film Festival, which shuttered its 55th outing last week, has appointed Mark Sarfaty fest CEO.

Sarfaty, who used to head up indie cinema exhibber Dendy, replaces Fiona Cameron who has become exec director of strategy and operation for the new film super agency Screen Australia.

“We look forward to continuing a relationship with Fiona in her new role and thank her for her contribution to the recent festival,” said fest president Virginia Gordon.

Fest added a FIAPF-backed competition strand for the first time this year with 12 films competing for the inaugural Sydney Film Prize, which was awarded to Steve McQueen’s pic “Hunger.”  Clare Stewart will continue on as festival director.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading