The Fleurieu Film Festival has appointed Carolyn Corkindale as director after the festival's founder, Alison Alcock, stepped down.
Approaching its fifth annual event, the new director is relatively recent to the film industry, but has made a big impact in her time.
After studying at the Media Arts Production Skills film school in Adelaide for two years, Carolyn submitted a film to the 2016 Fleurieu Film Festival.
That submission was titled With Grace and was only the first of her submissions to the Fleurieu Film Festival which made the festival finals.
The following year, Carolyn submitted Wishing You Well, which won the Best Script and Best Film Score and has also achieved success internationally.
Finally, in 2018 she was part of the team which submitted Playing with Fire, which was a fantasy/horror film.
Talking about stepping into the director role, Carolyn said she was grateful for Alison Alcock and the amazing work she did to initiate and run the film festival.
"I'm humbled to takeover and will now try to build it some more and continue to raise the festivals profile," she said.
"While being involved with the event is hard work, it is also about having fun and being creative."
On top of being passionate about film and being creative, Carolyn also has a love for the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Having once owned a property at Carrickalinga and been involved with a large number of films in the area, Carolyn is one of the most appropriate people to take on the director position.
The Fleurieu Film Festival made the transition to a biennial event earlier this year and as a result the next event will be in 2021, under the theme Wild.
Carolyn said she encouraged filmmakers to create and submit their films as it was not as scary as they may think.
Adding to that, those who are thinking about attending the event should do so when the chance arrives.
"It's a very nice event, it's good fun to picnic under the stars, have a drink and hear music in the background," she said.
Sailing Club returns to Victor
The annual beachside event The Sailing Club will be happening again at Victor Harbor's Soldiers Memorial Gardens over New Years.
Australian music icon Peter Combe is the headline act on December 30, with Brain Ruiz and The Shizzle headlining December 31.
Tickets and more information is available from www.the-sailingclub.com