St Kilda Film Festival Shifting the Gaze

St Kilda Film Fest: Shifting The Gaze

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3pm Saturday June 4 at the Astor Theatre

WIFT VIC is thrilled to once again be partnering with St Kilda Film Festival to bring you ‘Shifting the Gaze’ – an outstanding program of films directed by women drawn from around the country.

Filled with all manner of styles, we can’t hide the politics, sentiment, statements, creativity and unique perspectives that sit behind the extraordinary works, which include wonderful animations, poetic portraiture, First Nations stories, lovely family dramas and richly textured experimental observations. Read More

Trans Day of Visibility Event

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WIFT VIC invites you to an evening with Julie Peters who will be giving a special presentation to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility 2022.

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We are delighted to announce that WIFT VIC member, Julie Peters, will be giving a special presentation later this month to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility 2022, titled ‘Working in the gendered ABC over five decades – while fighting my internalised trans-phobia’. Read More

Good Editing Is Not Invisible – In conversation with Karen Pearlman

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In this conversation, Karen Pearlman, director, editor and film scholar, will be sharing her insights with film historian, Julia Vassilieva. Their discussion will focus on Pearlman’s recent trilogy: A Woman with an Editing Bench, After the Facts and I Want to Make a Film about Women. These films shed light on early Russian film editors and directors – Elizaveta Svilova, Esphir Shub, Lilia Brick – whose work has been eclipsed by more famous male masters of montage, such as Dziga Vertov, Sergei Eisenstein or Vsevolod Pudovkin. While Pearlman’s films reverse this historical bias, they also make a powerful argument: good editing is not invisible, and neither are the women who do it. Read More


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For those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting ACMI since its beautiful redevelopment, and for those who are busting to go again, we couldn’t think of a better opportunity than to organise a group booking for WIFT VIC members to see ‘Loving Couples’ (1964), as part of Gemini Rising: The Cinema of Mai Zetterling – Australia’s first retrospective on the international movie star and trailblazing director of European Modernist cinema and beyond. Read More

Postponed – Christmas In July Event

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Postponed, please hold tight for further details!

Ho Ho Ho! Have you heard? Christmas is coming early this year. A sled-full of strong women are letting you open your Kris Kringle pressies in July.

WIFT Victoria is elvishly excited to host Christmas in July, in association with our fellow Victorian industry guilds. This inaugural event will be held at State of Grace on Wednesday July 21st (a day earlier than previously planned!) with doors opening at 6pm, and closing at 10pm. Read More