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Time’s Up – A Forum for Change

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'It's time to shift the conversation towards solutions to the problem of sexual harassment and indecent assault in the workplace'

Tracey Spicer

Event Summary

Melbourne, Victoria – WIFT Vic will present ‘Time’s Up- A Forum For Change’, taking place at Arts Centre Melbourne, and featuring Tracey Spicer, Sue Maslin, Anjali Rao along with a panel of industry experts.

The event will take place at 6.30pm on Monday 26th February 2018.

The forum will focus on informing and empowering individuals, who want a greater understanding of sexual harassment within the creative industry.

Panel Details

Our expert panel will be moderated by journalist Anjali Rao and includes:

  • Kristen Hilton, Commissioner, Vic Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • Adam Portelli, Regional Director for MEAA
  • Catherine Brooks, Principal with Moores Legal

The second half of the evening will be an open discussion lead by Tracey Spicer and Sue Maslin, with the opportunity for audience members to participate in the conversation.

Event Details

Date/Time:

6.30pm – 9.30pm, Monday 26th February 2018

Location:

The Pavilion Room, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3000

Tickets:

$5.00 – with all proceeds donated to Women’s Legal Services, Victoria. Click to purchase.

For media and event enquiries please contact Diana Fisk at 0403525395 or info@wiftvic.com.au

Arts Centre Melbourne

Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

AFTRS Conference – Make it! Joining a Guild: What’s In It For you?

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This year WIFT Victoria was invited to participate in the guild panel at the AFTRS Conference Make it! Joining a Guild: What’s In It For you?

On the panel our president, Margarita Ivanovsky, joined Charlie Carman (AWG), Doron Kipen (ASSG), Jonathan Brough (ADG), Camille Van Wessem (ASE), Sky Davies (ACS) & Madeline Getson (Film Victoria) to talk about their organizations and the importance of joining one.

Margarita had the opportunity to talk about the exciting future of WIFT Vic and the importance we place on support women in the industry.

This event also helped us to start talking about future collaborations with the different guilds. So watch this space!

Make It! is designed for those who want to develop a career in the exciting, flourishing local industry.

The two-day event at the State Library of Victoria was jam-packed with industry professionals giving specialist career advice and inspiring participants to survive and thrive professionally.

Find more information about Make It!

Find more information about AFTRS

We would like to say thank you for AFTRS and specifically Denise Eriksen (A WIFT Vic member) and Wendy Gray for inviting us along!

SPAA Conference: SCREEN FOREVER 2017

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In November we were kindly offered a discount to the SCREEN FOREVER 2017  conference.  It was 3 days filled with inspiring teaching, informative wisdom from trailblazers, networking, pitching and building new relationships with like-minded peers.

The conference covered the grave situation women face in the entertainment industry and the positive impact women speaking up is having on the issues of diversity and gender. Other highlights included the effects Netflix has had on the Canadian Entertainment industry, meeting the television buyers across Australia’s networks, learning of the new structure for ABC and discovering the future of storytelling in the worlds of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Those who booked early had roundtable opportunities as well as time to network, ending with a chance to unwind at the 17th Annual Screen Producers Australia Awards and the SCREEN FOREVER Gala Party.

This jam-packed conference is one not to be missed and we hope we can offer a discount in 2018.

August 2107 Event Recap: ‘The Yellow Brick Road to Funding’ with Katrina Mathers

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First of all, a big thank you to our guest speaker, Katrina Mathers. Not only did she dedicate her time and energy to share with us her secrets, she did it all on a Sunday morning!

Learning about funding while having food would probably be the only thing that will get me out of bed on a Sunday morning and clearly, I wasn’t the only one. We had members attending from all sorts of industries; TV, film, festival and even literature. It was a great opportunity to network and get to know them over coffee and food.

 

Katrina’s knowledge of funding was fascinating and insightful. It’s not surprising hearing that her short films have won over 30 awards including an AACTA (The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award), and have screened at hundreds of film festivals. Plus two of her recent animations were Academy® Accredited, Nullarbor and The Gallant Captain  (co-directed with renowned children’s author Graeme Base). Katrina has also written, produced and directed for organisations such as ABCTV, Granada Media, MCM Entertainment, ActIII Animation, 9MMCommercials and Network10.

I’m happy to say that we had a successful first networking brunch event and that we look forward to having Katrina come back for events in the future. We hope to continue hosting similar events all around Melbourne, so keep an eye out for a WIFT VIC event near you!

 

Check out more about Katrina on her website:

www.katrinamathers.com

Or follow Katrina on Facebook or Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/ShortFilmTinyBudget

https://twitter.com/Micromovie_TV

https://twitter.com/katminsky

 

 

Written by:
Maggie Olkhovsky – Event Organizer and WIFT Vic board member

Join us for our August 2017 event: The Yellow Brick Road to Funding

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MEMBERS EVENT! Join us for our August event “The Yellow Brick Road to Funding”.

Katrina Mathers will join us to discuss all the ways you can fund your film and which one could be suitable for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to get informed and have the chance to network and collaborate with fellow WIFT Vic members!

Katrina Mathers is a prolific independent filmmaker, her short films have won over 30 awards including an AACTA, and have screened at hundreds of film festivals. Her recent animations were both Academy® Accredited: NULLARBOR (continues to be a best seller on iTunes) and she developed and co-directed THE GALLANT CAPTAIN with renowned children’s author Graeme Base. Katrina co-founded The Lampshade Collective animation and VFX studio in Melbourne and oversaw production on many TVCs, ghosting jobs and shorts.She has also written, produced or directed for organisations such as ABCTV, Granada Media, MCM Entertainment, ActIII Animation, 9MMCommercials and Network10.

Wait there is more! We also have five double passes to That’s Not Me up for grabs to the first five members to arrive. That’s Not Me is an Australian indie comedy, filmed in Melbourne co-written by Alice Foulcher and Gregory Erdstein, directed by Gregory Erdstein and starring Alice Foulcher and Isabel Lucas.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY event. Become a WIFT VIC member to be able to attend the event.
Join here!

Adjusting the set – Sue Maslin keynote speech

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Despite a 50% split of male and female film graduates, women are still struggling to get equal representation in the screen industries. WIFT Vic patron Sue Maslin, screen producer and RMIT adjunct professor, addressed this issue in a keynote speech at RMIT on December 2, 2015 as part of the Graduate Research Conference in the School of Media and Communication.

In the context of industry developments, diversity arguments, and her own trajectory as a filmmaker (most recently as producer of ‘The Dressmaker’), Sue outlined her experiences in relation to gender issues in the Screen Industry. Watch the video here.

An edited version of the speech is available in text form via The Conversation website here.

The full speech can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Special advance screening of “Suffragette”

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Join us for this very special advanced preview of Suffragette directed by Sarah Gavron screenplay Abi Morgan featuring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep followed by Q&A with Dr Helen Pankhurst – women’s rights activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Meet up afterwards at the Nova bar to kick up our heels – high and low! – drinks at bar prices

Women in Film and Television Victoria (WIFT Vic) in association with the Australian Directors Guild (ADG – Vic chapter) and RMIT University

Special priced tickets for $15 each + booking fee.
SELLING FAST, WILL SELL OUT!

WHEN: Tuesday 1st December @ 6.30pm
WHERE: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
COST: $15 each + booking fee – tickets are limited 
Book at: http://www.trybooking.com/172197
Release Date: 26 December 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement, will screen and speak about SUFFRAGETTE and the cause of feminism. Hosted by Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of the Victorian Woman’s Trust.

Further info and Trailer: http://www.cinemanova.com.au/movies/8919.ph

WIFT Vic Members only free screening and 2015 AGM – join now!

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To celebrate the end of year we are having a WIFT Vic Members Only free screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”  – directed by Mary Dore preceded by AGM.

Join us after the film for an In Conversation Q&A with two special guests: Catherine Dwyer who worked on the film as assistant editor & post production producer and Sue Maslin – our WIFT Vic Patron and producer “The Dressmaker” and meet up with other WIFT Vic members!

Members Only WIFT Vic AGM, film screening and Q&A:

When Monday 23rd November AGM 6.00pm. Film from 6.45pm followed immediately by Q&A. As a member, you are welcome to attend either AGM only or film/Q&A only or both.

Not a WIFT Vic member yet? Join here: http://www.trybooking.com/109321

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry reflects on the history of the women’s movement in the late 1960s, and focuses on the important women who fought for equality.

 

“The Dressmaker” screening and Q&A

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* Now booked out *

We are delighted to present the opening night screening of Sue Maslin’s new film THE DRESSMAKER at the Cinema Nova, followed by a Q&A with Sue Maslin, producer and WIFT patron and Marion Boyce, costume designer. WIFT Vic has secured a group booking with the Australian Directors’ Guild and RMIT and is able to offer tickets for $15 each + booking fee. Tickets are limited so book early via this link to avoid disappointment: http://www.trybooking.com/158910

WHEN: Thursday, 29 October 2015 @ 6.30pm

WHERE: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton

Join us afterwards at the Nova bar – drinks at bar prices

We hope to see you there.

THE DRESSMAKER: Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, Jocelyn Moorhouse returns to direct a bittersweet comedy set in early 1950s Australia. After many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet), returns to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis) and unexpectedly fall for the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), but armed with her sewing machine and an incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and sets about righting the wrongs of the past. Co-starring Hugo Weaving, Barry Otto, Sarah Snook and Rebecca Gibney.

History and Her Story

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HISTORY & HER STORY, an event co-presented by WIFT Victoria and MIFF.

Moderated by Kate Jinx, feminists Merle Thornton, Mary Crooks, Marilyn Lake and Jean Taylor talked about their activism in the 60s, 70s and 80s for women’s rights and how this affects us today.

To join WIFT Victoria, go to the ‘About Us’ section.

wiftmiff(15 August 2015)

For more about this event and the awesome panellists, go to

http://miff.com.au/…/film/talking-pictures-history-her-story