Our Patrons

Erik Thomson

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Erik Thomson is one of Australia’s most respected actors across film and television and we’re very excited about his ongoing support as Patron of the Fleurieu Film Festival.

Erik says, ‘I’m inspired and excited by the 2019 Fleurieu Film Festival theme - Climate Change - Hot Topic/Kool Films. Climate change is an enormous challenge and this is a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on all the creative solutions and ideas being implemented right across our community. I can’t wait to see what our film makers come up with.’


Professor Will Steffen

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The Fleurieu Film Festival is excited to announce its 2019 Science Patron, Climate Councillor Professor Will Steffen.  Professor Steffen is a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, Canberra. He was on the panel of experts supporting the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee, has served as the Science Adviser to the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and was chair of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee.

From 1998 to 2004, Professor Steffen served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, an international network of scientists studying global environmental change based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate change and Earth System science, with an emphasis on sustainability, climate change and the Earth System. He is the author of numerous publications on climate science.

More About the Festival

The 10 finalist films will incorporate the 2019 theme for the Fleurieu Film Festival:

"Climate Change - Hot Topic/Kool Films"

The City of Onkaparinga is partnering with the Fleurieu Film Festival around this exciting theme, using the arts to communicate the science of climate change.