Artistic Director, Melbourne International Film Festival - MIFF (AUS)
Al Cossar is a screen culture professional based in Melbourne. He is currently Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, where he has also worked in roles as Programmer and Associate Artistic Director since 2011. Previously he was Program Director for the Portable Film Festival, a founding programmer, and subsequent Board Member for the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Festival Manager for Flickerfest. He was also a television film critic for ABC News Breakfast, and previously worked in post production supervision in his home country of New Zealand.