About WIFT Victoria

Women in Film and Television Victoria (WIFT VIC) is a membership based non-profit organisation made up of women who are either working in the industry in some capacity or wanting to work in the industry.

Our aim is to encourage and support women already working in the industry and to also assist more women to get into the industry, in particular areas where women are under-represented. These aims are achieved by:

  • providing networking opportunities for women;
  • promoting equal opportunities in employment, training and career advancement for women in all aspects of the industry;
  • raising public awareness on issues associated with the depiction of women on the screen and encouraging greater diversity in the portrayal of women;
  • political lobbying on issues of importance to members;
  • increasing the visibility of women working in the industry.

Become a WIFT Vic Member today!

You can become a WIFT VIC member online here. Please note that trybooking charges our members a nominal fee to process the transaction, such as $0.30 for a one-year membership.

If you have any additional queries, contact us here.

Meet the WIFT VIC Board

Margarita Ivanovsky

Margarita Ivanovsky

President

Margarita Ivanovsky is an editor and director, raised in New Zealand and now based in Melbourne, Australia. She has edited a variety of projects and directed several short films and documentaries. She has been part of the WIFT VIC board helping organise events over the last two years and has recently been made the president.

Vilash Patel

Vilash Patel

Secretary

Vilash has worked for over 20 years in the television industry for the largest free to air networks in NZ and Australia in disciplines ranging from Sales, Promotions, Programming and On-Air Presentation. Vilash is currently one of the Executive Producers for She Shot International Film Festival and the Producer / Director for the series She Shot TV.

Marcela Toro

Marcela Toro

Treasurer

In 2013, Marcela founded Talent Artist Management a Boutique agency representing artists such as actors, singers, dancers and presenters. Marcela is an actor with over 25 years experience and after having worked for over 15 years as a Makeup Artist. Currently, Marcela is the Treasurer of WIFT VIC.

Mollie Cowell

Mollie Cowell

Digital Communications

Mollie Cowell is a Melbourne-based aspiring film academic who recently completed her minor thesis in female representation in Australian cinema. She currently works in paid digital media, specialising in social and search. Mollie handles the digital communications for WIFT VIC.

Melinda O’Connor

Melinda O’Connor

Board Member

Melinda O’Connor is passionate about films and has taught Media Studies. She now produces and presents a film show on Radio 3CR where she gets to talk with local and international filmmakers about their work. As a priority, Melinda seeks out directors, producers and other key creatives making independent films and screen related programs.

Simone Ball

Simone Ball

Board Member

Simone is an actor, writer and lawyer. She has appeared in a number of iconic Australian television series from Neighbours to Round the Twist, and drafted the contracts for many others. Her expertise in entertainment law and passion for gender equality led her to join the WIFT VIC board 2 years ago.

Diana Fisk

Diana Fisk

Board Member

Diana Fisk is a producer and filmmaker committed to bringing diverse stories to life that connect and unite communities. Bringing her passion for storytelling and experience in screen, Diana delivers engaging projects to those who need to see them. In 2017 Diana produced documentary The New Hustle, the story of three successful tech start up companies in Australia along with From Farm Boy To Hollywood Cinematographer for Muse Storytelling's original web series The Remarkable Ones.

Rochelle 'Rocky' Humphrey

Rochelle 'Rocky' Humphrey

Board Member

Rocky BFA MA is the creative director of Genetic Circus Productions, she has been involved in the creative industries for over 17 years. Rocky is the Founder and Director of the Anarco Film Festival, she is on the Women in Film and Television board. Her documentary Urban Dreaming won Best Woman Filmmaker (Canadian Diversity Film Festival), Best Short Documentary (Auckland International Film Festival & Around the World International Film Festival).

Ang Vogt

Ang Vogt

Board Member

New to Melbourne, Ang has been working in the film industry running her own Boutique PR agency for the past ten years, working with film festivals, sales agents, film distributors and independent filmmakers. In 2015, Ang completed the Foundations in Filmmaking at the VCA. Ang has been working as a 1st AD, in the lighting department and producing since then, on projects from music videos to currently Associate Producing/Production Managing and Assistant Director for a female centric comedy webseries, Dee-Brief which begins shooting early 2018.