Behind The Screen
Meet the Team behind the screen
Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival is managed and delivered by a dedicated volunteer Board, a small team of enthusiastic contractors and passionate volunteers.
The Festival pays tribute to our founding chairperson, Butch Lenton, who lead the event from inception.
The Festival Board
Mayor Gavin Baskett – Winton Shire Council
Trevor Love - Principle, Aussafe
Ian Kelleher - Strategist
Michael Watson - Chief Financial Officer, Rockpooll
Robyn Stephens – Manager, Outback Festival
Peter O’Regan – Principle, O’Regan and Partners
Sallyanne Atkinson – Former Lord Mayor Brisbane City Council
Jenny Elliot - Centre Coordinator, Waltzing Matilda Centre
Nicole Bond - ABC
Neil McGregor - Glass Engine and Industry Professional
Michael Mace - Koa Aboriginal Corporation
Daniel Gschwind - former Chief Executive,Queensland Tourism Industry Council
We pay a special tribute to our founding chairperson, Butch Lenton - "Mate a reserved seat in the Royal Theatre remains for you always"
The Festival Team
Dr Greg Dolgopolov (Acting Festival Director & Creative Director)
Founder and director of the Russian Film Festival. NIDA graduate and lecturer in the Film University of New South Wales. Greg has travelled and been part of many film festivals world wide, he is a genuine film festival fanatic with a true sense for Australian film.
Belinda Hopgood – Festival Producer
Isabella Mackenzie – Festival Operations Coordinator
Ian Love – Hospitality Events
Griffith Business School Work Integrated Learning students
Keith Chun Wai Tong, Rohan Singh, Ririka Matsuzaki, Elisa Walker, Nyiela Annuaritte Anfiritte, Claudia Mason