One of our key goals is supporting students to gain an understanding of diversity and inclusion in the film and arts sector in South Australia. Our students have the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a change, and with businesses and networks to help them develop professionally, and also find employment.

Liliana Carletti


Liliana Carletti is an emerging creative, business owner and theatre performer. She is currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries at University of South Australia, majoring in Digital Media and Communications. Liliana is the founder of Lily Rose Media – freelance media services in Adelaide, specialising in portrait & product photography, videography, graphic design, and social media management. Through this venture as a part-time business owner, she has worked with a variety of clients and industries, including local theatre companies, small businesses, non-for-profit education organisations, and individuals. For Liliana, being involved in the PADI Film Festival is her ideal industry opportunity, combining both her love for acting and digital design. As no stranger to the stage, she has worked with a number of local theatre companies and directors, such as G&S Society of South Australia, Northern Light Theatre Company and Adelaide Youth Theatre. Audiences last saw her as Eponine in Les Miserables (NLTC 2022) and Little Red Ridinghood in Into The Woods (G&S 2022). Liliana is excited to bring her enthusiasm and love for the Arts to the PADIFF team, meet other passionate creatives and expand her portfolio.

Maya Smale


Maya Smale is a student at the University of South Australia, studying a Bachelor of Communications and Media with a sub-major in Marketing. Currently working as a Diverse Learning Assistant at Pedare Christian College, Maya is expanding her strong communication skills into the creative industries, most recently volunteering at the Media Centre for the 2022 VALO Adelaide 500. Maya is eager to gain hands-on experience in a range of industries, but with a keen interest in cultural diversity and inclusion, she is especially excited about utilising her media and marketing skills to support the PADI Film Festival and its mission to showcase unique and diverse perspectives in the film industry.

Erin Moran

Flinders Uni

Erin Moran is about to enter her final year of a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) degree and is an aspiring editor and screenwriter based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has had a wide range of experience both behind and in front of the camera; in front of the camera, Erin has acted in web series Warpath Chronicle shot across South Australia by NewBlood Studios, and Closer Production’s The Hunting. Working on these projects and experiencing directors such as Ana Kokkinos firsthand developed Erin’s interest in directing. Behind the camera, Erin has directed a music video for local band Vann Rango, supported by the Mercury CX, and over the course of her degree she has had the opportunity to write, direct, produce and edit various projects. Her studies have a broad focus of all facets of video production, with Erin gaining skills in short form narrative and documentary filmmaking, client video production, and working with 16mm film. For the future, Erin hopes to develop her portfolio of projects and see what the future holds.

Jeffery Wong


Jeffery Wong is a film and television student at the University of South Australia. He is excited to gain hands-on experience with an internship at the PADI Film Festival, where he can contribute his skills and creativity to showcase a unique and diverse perspective on the film industry. As an intern, he is committed to making a positive contribution to the festival and is eager to learn from experienced professionals in the industry.

Nelson Miles

Flinders Uni

Nelson Miles is in his final year, Studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen). He loves to film and edit a variety of videos, such as weddings and documentaries. Nelson is looking forward to grow in his abilities. And is excited to be working with PADI Film Festival. As an Intern, Nelson wants to help and grow the PADI Film Festival through video production.