CANBERRA International Film Festival has lost its Artistic Director Simon Weaving today.After four years programming Canberra’s leading film festival, Simon informed the Board he will not renew his contract, which expires at the end of this year.
It is reported Simon will now set up a screen culture organisation for Canberra that will operate all year round.
President of the festival Nicole Mitchell thanked Simon for his “enthusiastic work” as artistic director.
“We are sorry to see Simon leave CIFF, but he has long wanted to expand his role into a bigger, year-round arts organisation which is neither the goal or objective of CIFF,” she says.
“However, we are excited to hear about Simon’s plans for a new arts organisation and wish him well with this ambitious endeavour.”