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23 JUNE - 1 JULY 2023


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

Deputy Chair

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

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