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WIFT VIC is thrilled to welcome Catherine Dwyer as special guest at our upcoming 2020 Annual General Meeting, presented on Zoom.

At the conclusion of AGM business, members will be e-introduced to the talented first-time director (pictured), whose new Australian feature documentary ‘Brazen Hussies’ in cinemas on November 5 (TBC in Melbourne). Read More


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It’s that time of the year where we take a moment to share with you and celebrate what we have achieved in the last 12 months. As a whole, the WIFT Victoria Board has worked hard to bring value to you, our members, through organising events and initiatives that have provided opportunities to learn and develop skills, including:  Read More

The Past and Future of WIFT Victoria

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As we celebrate WIFT VIC 30th year, it is a great time to pause and consider how far we’ve come and to celebrate our achievements. Together, we’ve been working hard to improve how the organisation serves our members, and we have plenty more in store.


  • November – Christmas pitch party at The Loop Bar
  • February – a Times Up event tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, with the support from the Art Centre and Film Victoria
  • May – our annual St Kilda Film Festival panel discussion “Reel Women Make Film”
  • July – seminar on “The Power of Post Production, with the support of Music and Effects”
  • Since March – member screenings and networking nights, in collaboration with the Loop Bar

In addition to the events, WIFT Victoria has developed significantly as an organisation, with a 77% increase in our membership. We’ve updated our logo, emailing system, and member database, as well as creating a new look for our website and monthly newsletter to showcase our members’ work and offer ticket giveaways. We’re also building a freelancers list to share among our community.

WIFT VIC is focused on improving communications with all our members – and we’ve sent out a feedback survey to better understand their needs. To support our growth, we’ve invited members to be part of the sub-committee to help us with events and running the organisation. We’ll also continue to develop the administrative side of our Victorian operation, by locating to a permanent office space and building additional resources into our website.
One of the biggest achievements to date has been our involvement in the creation of WIFT Australia, which launched in April 2018. Serving on the national board, we’re in regular communication with our colleagues in other states. We also helped on their first initiative, Mentor Her, by matching emerging filmmakers with professional mentors from Victoria.

Looking ahead

We’re building partnerships with multiple organisations to collaborate on events and workshops in 2019. These include:

  • November – our Christmas party and a special film screening
  • February – sponsorship of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival
  • March – an A-Z Budgeting workshop around Screen Australia’s budgeting requirements
  • May – our annual “Reel Women Make Film” event at St Kilda Film Festival
  • Creating and supporting a new mentorship program.

We’re planning to continue working closely with WIFT Australia in the year ahead, while ensuring the best interests of our Victorian community. We’ll keep you up to date with any progress we make and look forward to an exciting year!

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.


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.