WOW NATIONAL TOUR AUGUST 2009 UPDATE
The winter charms of the Apple Isle were host to the WOW Film Festival when it travelled to Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania. The Salamanca Arts Centre team screened WOW from Friday 6th to Sunday 9th August, presenting a warm festival experience.
Sil-Nyin Cameron, the festival director, was able to give an introduction to each of the sessions giving a background to the festival and interesting information about the films screening. The Salamanca Arts Centre in the heart of the historic Waterfront was a wonderful venue to present the WOW Selection of diverse, creative, challenging and entertaining films. WIFT NSW would like to thank the Salamanca Arts Centre, particularly Rosemary Miller, Director, Kate McDonald, Program Manager, Jason James, Venue Manager and Annette Belle, Marketing for bringing WOW to Hobart.
The WOW Tour is going to Western Sydney – screening at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on Saturday 19th September at 6pm. Local films made by young women filmmakers in Western Sydney commence the program. These films were produced by ICE ( Information Cultural Exchange) who are partnering with WOW this year. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The WOW Tour Program 1 of Australian Shorts will screen at 7pm. This program includes dramas such as Feeing_Lonely, Lullaby, Rope Burn, comedies such as The Prams, Bruno, Love On Track, One Shoe Short, The Race and The Threat That Came from Beyond Tomorrow to Destroy Us All and dance and experimental films such as Shadow Play and Paneye.
WOW will also be travelling to Broken Hill, screening at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 4th October as part of the Red Desert Festival. They will present “Reservations and a selection of Australian Shorts. This will be a welcome return to Broken Hill where WOW has been seen in past years.
Up North, Brisbane Powerhouse Arts Centre will host the WOW Film Festival Tour screening on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th November.