Having worked in the film festival and training sectors for many years, Tamara has devoted much energy to bringing a wide range of films to diverse audiences. Through Take One Action, this steadfast belief in the power of films to open the mind is now aligned with her commitment to a fairer world. Prior to joining Take One Action in 2013, Tamara worked as a project manager and programmer for film festivals in Germany, Québec, China and the UK. After an initial stint programming members' screenings at BAFTA Scotland at the beginning of the millennium, she joined Moonstone, a Sundance-inspired training and development initiative, in 2002. From 2008 to 2013, she project managed ENGAGE (a pan-European, MEDIA-funded training scheme for emerging filmmakers, based at Screen Academy Scotland), supporting over 120 emerging writers, directors and screenwriters. As Project Manager for Mark Cousins and Tilda Swinton’s 8½ Foundation, she helped thousands of children in Scotland access a wider range of classic and international cinema. She has been on the board of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Film and Media Arts Festival since its creation in 2005. Selected for Guiding Lights in 2010, she was mentored by Sandra Hebron.