AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM SHOWCASE – WOW TOUR – 9th March, 2010

WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION (WIFT NSW) INVITES YOU TO
A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2010

Eight stimulating short films, both fiction and documentary,
showcase the diversity of Australian shorts made by women.

AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
A provoking program to entice you to think and to laugh.

16TH WOW FILM FESTIVAL NATIONAL TOUR 2010
… Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Women …

Tuesday 9th March, 2010
At the NSW Parliament House Theatrette, NSW Parliament House,
Macquarie St, Sydney

Time: 11.45am for 12 noon morning tea
12.30 pm Opening address by Hon. Jodi McKay MP, NSW Minister for Women

WIFT NSW acknowledges the support of Screen Australia for the WOW National Tour and
the NSW Office for Women for the NSW Parliament House event.

Tickets: $10 adult/ $7 Concession / $5 WIFT members
(Ticket includes morning tea)
Bookings essential: ph/txt 0402 246 601, EMAIL: wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au
Supported by the Office for Women’s Policy, Department of Premier and Cabine

‘Ink’
is an animated tale of loss, longing and
resilience. Young May looses her
favourite toy to the hands of her
mother’s cruel boyfriend. Years later,
adult May’s obsession with her loss is
evident in the graffiti she pastes across
the city’s walls.
Winner:
WOW Best Animation Award

‘Plastic’
involves clever use of computer
generated graphics to convey one’s
desire to be perfect and to attract the
opposite sex. Whilst Anna is preparing
for a first date with Henry, a man she
has secretly loved for years, everything
goes wrong. Thus begins Anna’s
downward spiral of self-criticism.
If only she could change a few things
about how she looks. If she can, will
she? And… how far is too far?
Multi award winning!

‘The Party Shoes’
In an attempt to rid her mother
of sadness, 10-year-old Jenny
devises a plan. When her mother
discovers the plan involves
stealing from the neighbours she
must decide whether to make
some positive changes in her life.
Winner: WOW Best Woman
Cinematographer Award

‘Terror on the Northside’
A ‘comedy of embarrassment,’ a satire
on casual racism, and the desire to
accept but not understand. Annabel and
Mike, university students in their 20s,
arrive at Annabel’s family home to
announce their engagement to her
Sydney North Shore parents. Annabel
fears the worst. It turns out Harold and
Marg are terribly interested in Mike’s
Muslim background, and a nightmare of
misunderstanding ensues.
Winner:
WOW Best Fiction Comedy Award

Screening includes 4 other films: ‘Dancing Through the Pain’- a documentary, gives a glimpse of one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world,the brutalization of child soldiers and sex slaves in Northern Uganda over more than 20 years …..

‘War Paint’ is a simple story which asks its audience to explore much larger themes and world issues -Winner of WOW SBS Award …..

‘Necessity’ Dance encompasses physical disability A game between two girls eternally bound together as they trace their loves onto the walls of their room and try to get below the surface.Winner of Best Short Film at the South Australian Screen Awards 2009….

‘My Little Musical’ Ruth, a bored cashier escapes her mundane reality by daydreaming. Despondent shoppers break into sensational singing and dancing routines before Ruth suddenly registers reality -Winner: WOW Best Student Short Film Award

Followed by screening & Meet the Filmmakers: Michelle Blanchard, Venetia Taylor & Sandy Widyanata

~ by wowfilmfestival on March 7, 2010.

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