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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.

“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.

“Invoking Justice” film screening

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Documentary "Invoking Justice"

WIFT Vic is proud to present a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Invoking Justice”.

When: Monday 27 April at 6pm

Where: Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, The University of Melbourne, Room G08

“Invoking Justice” is an insightful and inspiring documentary about Muslim women from South India who decide to deliver justice in their own courts, posing a radical challenge to their traditional Muslim community and clergy.

This special screening is being co-presented by WIFT Vic with Melbourne Journal of International Law and Public Interest Law Network. Also, entry is FREE. Get there early to ensure a seat: Further info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413414348974690/

International Women’s Day Short Film Screening 2015

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Deakin University and Women in Film and Television (WIFT Vic) invite you to the annual WIFT Vic International Women’s Day Short Film Screening on Thursday March 12 @ Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

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Join us for an evening of exclusive graduate screenings and a panel discussion with filmmakers, followed by networking drinks to celebrate the successes of female filmmakers from Deakin University and their short films including drama and documentaries.

DATE    Thursday 12 March, 2015
TIME  6.30pm – 9.30pm (registration open from 6.00pm)
VENUE
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders StMelbourne, VIC
RSVP    Monday 9 March 2015 @ engage.deakin.edu.au/wift

2014 Antenna Awards

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WIFT Vic president Sue Marriott and fellow board members were delighted to attend the 2014 Antenna Awards at Deakin Edge in Melbourne’s Fed Square recently. There were some very deserving winners, including in the “Outstanding Female Personality” category, which went to Phyllis Foundis from The Foundis Show, a talk show about men, for men and those who love them.

The Antenna Awards recognise the best community television programming from across Australia. These awards celebrate Australia’s diversity and bring together the best new talent from a wide range of communities and cultures, interests and perspectives.

Click here for the full list of winners.

WIFT Vic is a Friend of GOFF

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WIFT Vic is proud to support the inaugural Girls on Film Festival (GOFF) at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne from Friday 12 September to Sunday 14 September 2014.

GOFF is your chance to watch movies chosen by feminists, made by feminists, with a bunch of other feminists, and feel the excitement that comes from seeing the stories of women and girls taken seriously, made with love and demonstrating their humour, solidarity and power. The festival will showcase 10 films from different years – everything from beloved feminist classics to underrated gems and cult favourites. Every film will have a special introduction and many will include a panel afterwards. The festival will feature films about women and girls from diverse backgrounds and subcultures – true stories and high fantasy, documentary, drama, comedy and farce. The program this year has a strong focus on music, and will include a children’s and an all-ages session, as well as live performances, panel discussion and most important of all, parties.

To see the program and buy tickets go to: http://www.girlsonfilmfestival.com/buy-tickets/

International Women’s Day “Eve” Film Event

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Presented by Women In Film & TV and the VCA Film & Television School

A special one night only screening of rarely seen short films from award-winning women filmmaker graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts – followed by Q & A with a panel of the filmmakers. Then join us for a drink & snack afterwards!

Thursday 7 March 2013 6.45pm for 7pm screening VCA Federation Hall, Grant St, Southbank (tram stop 17 St Kilda Rd)

Cost: $10

Free entry to WIFT members – or join WIFT(Vic) on the night – and for University of Melbourne/VCA students & staff

RSVP to wiftvic.info@gmail.com

An overview of 2011 Funding Programs

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Sue Edwards (Film Victoria) and Heather McFarlane (Screen Australia) discuss funding opportunities available in 2011
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Sue and Heather speak to the group
Lisa French provided an update on her research on women’s issues in the film industry
Lisa French

Lunch with Noni Hazlehurst

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LUNCH WITH THE FAMOUS
NONI HAZLEHURST WITH A SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST

PLUS A TOUR OF THE NINE NETWORK OFFICES AND THE DOCKLAND STUDIOS

12:30 PM FOR A ONE O’CLOCK START
ONE DAY / ONE GROUP/ TWO EVENTS

FREE TOURS FOR WIFT MEMBERS
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ($20 LUNCH)
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME ($20)
PLUS ($20 FOR LUNCH)

DEADLINE FOR BOOKING MONDAY MAY 16TH
CALL 9531 9006 TO JOIN AND BOOK
OR EMAIL: INFO@wiftvic.com.au