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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.

WIFT Vic Social Media Workshop

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A workshop looking at how you can use social media to promote your screen project.

WHEN: Wednesday June 3, 2015 6.30-8.30pm

WHERE: RMIT Building 9, Cnr Franklin & Bowen streets, Level 2, Room 20

http://www.rmit.edu.au/maps/melbourne-city-campus/building-9/

COST: WIFT Vic members FREE; non-members $10

Bookings essential as spaces are limited. Go to http://www.trybooking.com/136526

  • How to set up and manage a group page on Facebook
  • How to link Twitter accounts with your page
  • Tips on collecting and cultivating Facebook followers 
  • Integrating YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram content into your campaign
  • Using social media as part of a crowd sourcing/fundraising campaign

Supported by RMIT’s School of Media and Communication

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

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: http://www.trybooking.com/111856

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.