The NSFA is governed by a Council which charged with overseeing the continued running of the organisation and the furthering of its interest. The Council meets no less than once per year (plus once at the AGM) and consists of seven positions which you can find below. Council members are elected democratically at the AGM and must be current delegates of member groups. They serve one year terms and can be re-elected once, serving a maximum of two consecutive terms. No more than two Council members may come from the same educational institution.
After you have worked yourself through those boring bits now, have a look at the provisional Council for 2009, which was elected at the foundation of the NSFA. You can get more information about the individual people by clicking on their profile picture. If you are interested in getting involved with the NSFA, just drop us a mail and you could be voted into one of those positions at the AGM in February 2010!
The founding members of the NSFA
1) Chairperson: Franzi Florack (Cambridge)
The Chairperson is responsible for the overall running of the NSFA and acts as its Ambassador. He/ She chairs the Council meetings and is an Account signatory.
2) Vice Chairperson: Hilary Smith (Bristol)
The Vice Chairperson plays a proactive role in encouraging participation by members, as well as seeking new members, and supports the Chairperson in their role.
3) Secretary: Michael Costello (Cambridge School of Art)
The Secretary is responsible for publishing the minutes of the AGM and the membership list and is charged with communication with full and Associate Members. He/She is also responsible for organising the AGM and is an Account signatory.
4) Treasurer: Taylor Lockhart-Lang (St Andrews)
The Treasurer maintains the bank account of the NSFA and is responsible for its accounts. He/ She produces an annual report for the Council and works with the other Council members to produce and maintain a budget. The Treasurer is also an Account signatory.
5) Marketing and Publicity Officer: Oliver Lee (UCA)
The Marketing and Publicity Officer is tasked with raising awareness of the NSFA's activities aand Core Values and is responsible for creating and maintaining a website. He/She also plays a proactive role in securing funding for the NSFA.
6) Film Exhibition Liaison: Holly Wells (Bristol)
The Film Exhibition liaison is a point of contact for film makers and film festival organisers, charged with aiding the exhibition and distribution of student films. He/ She proactively opens up new venues for screenings, promoting networking between festivals and other locations. The Film Exhibition Liaison also helps the Secretary to maintain links to Delegates of student film festivals and is responsible for overseeing the National Student Film Awards, given out at Screentest.
7) Film Production Liaison: Chris Nunn (London South Bank)
The Film Production Liaison is a point of contact for film makers, charged with aiding the production of student films. He/She works proactively to provide student film makers with networking and collaboration opportunities, as well as playing a facilitating role for student film makers seeking advice. The Film Production Liaison helps the Secretary to maintain links to Delegates of student filmmaking societies/clubs.