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Film focused - Alumni Profiles
March 2012 Issue
Sara Beresford sets a stack of papers on her recycled wooden desk. It’s tall enough for her to stand behind, and as a woman on the move that suits her perfectly. While she talks about her job as EcoFocus Film Festival director, Beresford turns to the giant sheets of paper that adorn her wall. She’s covered them with charts, calendars, tallies and film titles. “I’m trying to find the best form for attracting the most people,” she says. “One nice thing about being pretty autonomous is that I can experiment with the festival.” EcoFocus is an annual environmental film festival in Athens, held March 23-31 this year. The Odum School of Ecology initiated the idea in 2007 and asked Beresford, an Odum graduate, to make it a reality. Beresford eagerly accepted the project and in doing so assumed total responsibility. She’s a one-woman staff, and she depends on grant money and local sponsors for financial support. “I’m not employed by the …
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