Film screenings

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.

WHEN: Tuesday 1st December @ 6.30pm
WHERE: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
COST: $15 each + booking fee – tickets are limited 
Book at:
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:

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:

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:

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:

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.


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)
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders StMelbourne, VIC
RSVP    Monday 9 March 2015 @

WIFT Film Night and AGM 2014

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All are welcome to come along to our film night from 7pm this Wednesday 26 November at the Cinema Nova, Lygon Street, Carlton.

We’re seeing the Moroccan film Rock the Casbah, written and directed by Laïla Marrakchi, followed by our AGM and a complimentary drink at the bar. The $12.50 ticket price is a group discount, so we need everyone to purchase their tickets via this link by 12pm Tuesday, 25 November:

All those who book a ticket to Rock the Casbah will go into a draw for one of five double in season passes to the new film Serena from director Susanne Bier (After the Wedding and the Academy Award winning In a Better World). Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

We look forward to seeing you there for a great night of movies and networking.

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:

International Women’s Day 2014 film screening

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Women in Film & Television & Swinburne University of Technology present:
 A Film Event Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014


Thursday 6 March 2014 

6pm for 6.30pm screening

WIFT (Victoria) and Swinburne Film and Television are hosting our second annual event for IWD celebrating women graduates of our leading film schools – a one night only screening of rarely seen, award-winning short films from Swinburne alumni  followed by Q&A with a panel of the filmmakers.

Then join us for a drink, finger food and networking after the screening!

Venue: Swinburne Film & Television Prahran Campus, 144 High Street, PA Building (PA309), Level 3

$10 industry and general public

Free for current WIFT members & Swinburne Film and Television students

RSVP by Monday 3 March


“Utopia Girls” screening

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“Utopia Girls” screening 10 October 2013










To commemorate the 110th anniversary of the first time women voted in an Australian Federal election, WIFT (Vic) is screening the documentary “Utopia Girls” about how women won the vote. Produced by Renegade for the ABC, the film tells the fascinating story about how Australian women became the first in the world to gain full political rights. Historian Dr Clare Wright will discuss making the documentary and new ABC Head of Factual will answer your questions about the commissioning process for ABC documentaries.

DATE: Thursday, 10 October 2013

WHERE: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, City

TIME: 6pm for 6.30pm screening

Free for WIFT (Vic) members. Admission by gold coin donation or join up on the night.

Download the flyer here

Interview with Lori Joyce

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US filmmaker Lori Joyce is having considerable festival success with Arise, an environmental documentary she made with Candice Orlando and Molly Ross. Narrated by Darryl Hannah, the film features women around the world who have dedicated their lives to healing injustices against the earth.

WIFT Vic member and 3CR broadcaster Melinda O’Connor, caught up with Lori Joyce ahead of the film’s recent Australian premiere.

Interview with Lori Joyce [18.8 MB audio file]