THE 16TH WOW FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY WIFT NSW OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY!

“Seeing The World Through The Eyes Of Women” . 14th to 18th October at Chauvel Cinema.  Forums at Metro Screen & AFTRS.  Exciting short films by contemporary women filmmakers. Over 5 days, 6 programs of Australian and International shorts, 2 feature film premieres, 3 filmmaker forums, 37 films. Best selection of new Australian & International short films – fiction, documentary, animation, dance, experimental.  Filmmaker Q & A’s and filmmaker forums. Industry guest speakers.  Feature film premieres:  FOUR OF A KIND and I WISH I WERE STEPHANIE V. Many of the films are Sydney premieres or are multi award winners.  Program details: www.nsw.wift.org/wow or ph/text 0402 246 601. Tickets: www.chauvelcinema.net.au or in person for Festival passes at Chauvel Cinema.


INDIE-FEST @ WOW is LIVE !
Voting is open!  Be sure to contact everyone you know and tell them to watch and vote for your favourite film at INDIE-FEST WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL ON-LINE COMPETITION it at http://wow.indie-fest.com. Voting ends on October 13th at midnight.  Make sure to register for free (in the upper right hand corner of the page) and login to be able to cast your vote!


WOW Digimedia Vodule Competition
– View finalists on Youtube, vote for your favourite to win  http://www.YouTube.com/TheWOWfilmfestival


A Message from our 2009 Festival Patron ELISSA DOWN, AFI award winning director of the “The Black Balloon” winner of AFI award for Best Feature Film 2008,

“I’m thrilled to be this year’s patron of the World of Women Film Festival.  WOW’s aim is to  see the world through the eyes of women – to show the diversity of women filmmakers, women’s filmmaking and women’s stories.

Before I made my debut feature THE BLACK BALLOON , WOW was part of my career development.  The festival in 2001 screened & toured my short HMAS UNICORN  which allowed my short to be shown to a broad audience.

So please enjoy the festival and check out these amazing stories told by these amazing women.”


PROGRAM SUMMARY For more visit the WOW Website www.nsw.wift.org/wow

WEDNESDAY 14 Oct
Session 1:  Opening Night  6.00pm
Warpaint Lash, Identity in Motion: Karen Pearlman, Warning it may contain subtitles, Necessity, Dancing Through the Pain, Terror On the Northside, Jacob, Four

Session 2:  8,30pm Misconnect, The Debt Collector, A Spring Melody, The Reason I Collect, Storm, Sorry Girl, Open Your Eyes

THURSDAY 15 Oct
Session 1:   6.00pm
Be My Brother, Next of Kin,  Stain, Bed, Plastic, Two Ducks, Ballard of Betty & Jo

Session 2:  8.00pm Feature film Sydney premiere Four of a Kind

FRIDAY 16 Oct
Session 1:  5.30pm Iris, Maverick Mother

Session 2  6.30pm Awards Night Ink, Head to Toes, The Party Shoes, Palestine Beer & Oktoberfest Under Occupation, My Little Musical

SATURDAY 17 Oct
Session 1: 11.30am
Sleeping In Circles, Shrapnel, The Dressmakers Daughter, My Nan: The Next Kate Blanchett, Fereshteh, Huriyya & Her Sisters

Session 2: 7.00pm Feature film world premiere I Wish I Were Stephanie V


FILMMAKER FORUMS AT WOW

Women Out West @ WOW – Women filmmakers from Western Sydney – Forum and Q&A following the screening of Huriyya and Her Sisters featuring director, Paula Abood and animators from Western Sydney held on Saturday 17th October, screening 11.30am, forum starts 12.30pm at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.

Future Screen Making a Digital / Mobile World –  Forum presented by the WIFT NSW Media Mentorship for Women program, an industry panel; David Cranswich from dLux Media Arts, Tip Gloria from Amnesia Razor Fish & other experts held at Metro Screen, Paddington, on 17 October from  2pm – 4pm,  rsvp: mmw@wiftnsw.org.au, WIFT NSW members $5 | Non-members $15

Director’s Vision Through the Cinematographer’s Lens – Forum presented in association with the Australian Cinematographers Society and Australian Directors Guild featuring director Aloura Charles & cinematographer, Ming D’Arcy, and other experts held at the AFTRS Theatre, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Moore Park from 1pm – 3pm, rsvp: wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au, WIFT NSW members $5 | Non-members $15

Program details on;  www.nsw.wift.org/wow Tickets available from Chauvel Cinema on-line at: www.chauvelcinema.net.au or Festival Passes in person at Chauvel cinema Festival Pass:  $88 / $70 conc / $60 wift  Festival Day Pass (Thurs & Fri :2 sessions)   $20 / $15 conc Opening Night Pass ( session 1 + 2):  $25 /  $22 conc / $20 wift Individual Session tickets:  Opening Night: Session 1:  $20 / $17 conc includes refreshment Opening Night: Session 2: $15 / $12 conc Thurs,  Fri,  Sat: Session 1: $12 / $10 conc Thurs, Fri, Sat: Session 2: $15 / $12

Enquiries:  wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au ph/text  0402 246 601


We acknowledge and thank all our sponsors: NSW Film & Television Office, City of Sydney, JAM Directions, Indieflix, Spectrum Films, Panavision, Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Metro Screen, Tresscox Lawyers, Miller Camera Support, ARRI  Australia, Kodak, Sony, SMPTE, Deluxe Australia, Art Resistance, dLux Media Arts, TVD Broadcast, Videocraft, Tiffen, The PHOTO studio, Corban & Blair, Nivea, Tobijug Media, Printers Korner, Chauvel Cinema, WIFT NSW MMW, WIFT Victoria, Screenworks, Australian Director’s Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society, Amicko Films, Wacom, Film Mosaics, Engine, Astrochimp, Inside Film, Aurora Channel, SBS Television, Peter Lehmann Wines, Smart Food Choices

WIFT NSW acknowledges the support of Screen Australia for the WOW National Tour.

JAM Directions our sponsor for the creative direction and design of WOW’s image, website, trailers and print.

~ by wowfilmfestival on October 11, 2009.

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