THE DAY IS CREEPING CLOSER…

GRAB SOME FRIENDS AND CHECK OUT SOME FILMS

 
 
 

 

DONT MISS OUT!

 

 

8th -10th of March

FILM PREMIERES include:

 

                                          EMILIA ECKLE directed by Alyssa McClelland                                    

Sydney Premiere

Featured at St Kilda Film Festival 2010,  Dungog Film Festival 2009, Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2009, Adelaide Shorts Film Festival 2009

A romance comedy. Young Emilia (Alyssa McClelland, “The Bet”, “Surviving Georgia”) finds bookish Tom, (David Lyons, “Sea Patrol”,”ER”) to be charming and delightful. If he keeps his glasses on, he feels the same about her. Their first date is a hit, it does seem to be true love… at least that is, until the awkward moment after the good-night kiss.

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

THE BRIDGE  directed by  Martha Goddard  

Australian Premiere

   

Busy artist Silvie, consumed by her painting, decides not to take an incoming call from her brother; A decision she later finds out may have grave consequences. Starring Diana Glenn  (Oyster Farmer, Satisfaction)

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

WENDY VS HELVETICA  directed by Brooke Trezise

World Premiere

 

In a world where typography runs rampant and a new font is born every minute, Helvetica yearns for a streamlined society where all conform to his regimented ideals, while Wendy fights for freedom and self expression. Starring Marcel Bracks (Home and Away) and Kate Worsley (I Rock).

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

CUPID  directed by Melvin Montalban

Sydney Premiere

Self-assured Cupid follows another hapless romantic into a bar to bestow his great gift love. However, he unwittingly falls prey to his own magic and soon discovers that even he has a thing or two to learn about love. Starring Richard Brancatisano. (Home & Away.

Dungog Film Festival 2010, Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2009, Raindance Film Festival 2009.

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

SISTERS  directed by James Findlay

Australian Premiere 

Sandy always felt inferior to her sophisticated older sister Rachel, until she managed to snare her husband that is. Now she’s in a terrible mess. An apology is a good way to have the last word, but will Rachel listen? Starring Felicity Keep (Orange Love Story) and Alison Gallagher (Accidents Happen)

*screening Tuesday 8h March at 7.00pm

 

THIS IS HOW YOU’LL MAKE YOUR BED IN PRISON 

directed by Katie Mitchell 

       Sydney Premiere

 

“The system had me from two years old, it probably had me before then because it had my mother…it could never let me go.”  Follows the story of Vickie Lee Roach, an Indigenous woman who took the Howard Government to the High Court of Australia in a landmark civil rights case.

*screening Tuesday 8h March at 7.00pm

 

SHINY THING  directed by Lisa Gloufchis 

Sydney Premiere

 

Starring Melbourne comedian and Triple J breakfast radio host, Tom Ballard, Louise Siversen (“Rush”, “City Homicide”, “All Saints”) and Felicity Soper ( “Rush”, “City Homicide”, “Neighbours”). A heart warming comedy/drama.  17 year old boy Lochlan feels underappreciated by his dazzling attention grabbing mother, but this time Lochlan is not going to let her steal the show.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at Parliament House Theatre at 12.30pm.  Morning tea at 12 noon.

                                    

                                      THE CARETAKER  directed by Alanna Rose                                           

World Premiere

It has been a long time since Willie ‘the Kid’ has entered the ring, but you can only run from your fears for so long. Seen through the eyes of an elderly boxer, The Caretaker tells the story of two young Aboriginal boys who run away from home to fulfill dreams of becoming professional boxers

*screening Wednesday 9th March at Parliament House Theatre at 12.30pm.  Morning tea at 12 noon.

  

SIS  directed by Deborah Haywood 

World Premiere

Five year old Lauren’s teenage sister is heavily pregnant and more interested in texting her friends than watching her young sister’s gymnastics display. Lauren wants to grow a baby too, so with a friend in tow, she hatches a plan that finally gets her sister’s attention.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm 

 

SILENCE = DEATH   France  

Australian Premiere

silence death

A diverse collection of short French films, dramas and documentaries, written and directed by talented French female directors, from the testimony of women who are HIV positive. Created for the twentieth anniversary of ACT UP Paris. Responds to the almost total absence of images on the subject of women and HIV, their fight against the disease and their militant struggle.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm

  

FISH  directed by Asa Johannisson

 Australian Premiere

 

A quirky comedy from Sweden.  Can a girl who is focussed on caring for a fish find interest in a man? “Fish” is a tribute to all of us who have ever felt that we don’t fit in.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm

 

 MAD directed by Meryl Tankard 

 World Premiere

 

Short documentary directed by acclaimed choreographer, Meryl Tankard.  Focuses on madness and schizophrenia, explored by poet and writer, Sandy Jeffs, who has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 34 years.  Sandy featured at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2010 and has 5 books of poetry published.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm

 

WITH MY LITTLE EYE   directed by Kylie Plunkett

   Australian Premiere

On a weekend away with her parents, Charlie must look inside herself to decide how she will face the unexpected. Instead of losing hope she finds that sometimes you have to hit the bottom in order to make you realise which way is up. Starring Isabella Woodlock, Martin Blum and Meredith Penman.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm

 

ENTANGLEMENT THEORY   directed by Richard James Allen

 Sydeny Premiere

A busy dancing man takes a nap in two realities; his live self dreams and his avatar self dreams. Entanglement Theory explores multi-dimensional realities, along with science fiction theories, within an innovative mix of media. Choreographed by and starring Richard James Allen.  Edited by Karen Pearlman.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm 

 

PAPERBACK REHAB  directed by Catherine Graue 

 World Premiere

 

These are the honest stories of former prisoners, Andrew Fraser and Kerry Tucker, whose lives were transformed while paying the price of their crimes. It was the words of others that helped them survive the hard realities of prison.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm

 

                CLEAN UP ON AISLE 9   directed by Anthea Hewett 

World Premiere

 A necessary escape from reality allows two adult men to slip into their fantasy world, where they find themselves fighting for their lives. This is no ordinary trip to the supermarket, and there will definitely be a clean up on aisle 9!

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm 

 

 RED WATER RED directed by Qing Xie 

 Sydney Premiere

 

Blisteringly sensual, an eerie feeling of unease fills every meticulously composed frame.” STOCKHOLM International Film Festival (XX Short Film Competition) 2009  *Awards*  WINNER – Film Victoria Award BEST FILM (VCA Premiere Awards 08) // WINNER – GOLD AWARD, Australian Cinematographers Society 2009 // NOMINEE – Kodak-Award NEW DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2009 

 Sadomasochism, the spectre of a dead mother and an elaborate and grotesque fantasy all play a part as a young Chinese girl draws her father into a sexual relationship, and a forbidden feast.  “Red Water Red” is an uneasy story about the bonds of family, the bounds of intimacy, and the returns of love.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

AN UNFINISHED ROMANCE  directed by Alison Heather 

 Sydney Premiere

 

A romantic comedy about two strangers, two hookers, two paper boats and a whole raft of assumptions. 

Stars Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters, Footloose), Matt Rossner (Wolf Lullaby, Corpus Christi) and Danika Armytage (Death and the Maiden, Persephones Wolf).                     

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

 NERVE ENDING  directed by Peter Humble 

 Sydney Premiere

“The beauty of dance is found not in a perfect physical form but rather from within.” Features dancer Michelle Ryan in an experimental, visually rich exploration of film and dance form, interweaving the beaches of Townsville and an interior life.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Moshtix,

 www.moshtix.com.au 

PH 1300 GET TIX (438 849).

 

At venues on the day.

Festival Season Pass $60/55/50,

Opening Night $30/25/20,

Evening Pass $20/16/12/ $15 group (10+),

 Single Session $12/9/7 $9 group (10+),

NSW Parliament House session $10/7/5 $6 group (10+)

 

For more information & festival program go to

 www.wift.org/wow

 EMAIL:  wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au

PH 0402 246 601

 

Hey everyone! I’m Manar Hadid, the new Blog Manager.

The trailers of the films that will be viewed at the 2011 WOW Film Festival are below.

Check them out!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!!

 

FILM TRAILERS


WOW Film Festival Trailer

 


 

 

 

 

Cockroach


 

 

360


 

 

Shiny thing

 


 

 

 

 

Red water red

 

 

 

  
  
Pussy

  

 

 
 

 

 

 

Breath


 

  

  

 

 
 
Sleeping With Frank


 
 
 

  

 

 
 
 
Tegan the Vegan


 
 
 
  
  
  
The Entanglement Theory


 
 
 
 
  
  
With my little eye


 
 
 
  

December 6 

 

 

DECEMBER 6 BLOG: http://december6film.blogspot.com/

 

WHAT IS WOW FILM FESTIVAL?

READ BELOW!


WOW Film Festival…where you can experience

“Seeing the world through the eyes of women …”

THE 17TH WORLD OF WOMEN: WOW FILM FESTIVAL 2011 CELEBRATING 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

LAUNCHES ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 8TH MARCH 2011 AND CONTINUES

FOR 3 DAYS WITH SCREENINGS, PREMIERES, PARTIES AND AWARDS

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March 8th-10th 2011

FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE:

Minister for Women,

Hon Jodie McKay MP,

WOW patron, Claire McCarthy, director of “The Waiting City”,

Actor, writer, director Matilda Brown (“Underbelly”, “Rake”, “Offspring”),

Actor, writer, director Zoe Carides ( “Packed to the Rafters”, “All Saints”)

Actor, Anna Lise Phillips, (“Animal Kingdom”,“McLeod’s Daughters”, “All Saints”)

Sydney -siders in need of a cool, affordable yet satisfying indie film fix will be happy to hear that the WORLD OF WOMEN (WOW) FILM FESTIVAL will be celebrating 17 years of women’s short film excellence.  WOW has announced an exciting, diverse showcase of contemporary short films with key creative input by women … fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.  Experience a different storytelling and a unique perspective … “seeing the world through the eyes of women”.   This prestigious festival is presented by Women in Film and Television (WIFT) NSW and screens from March 8th -10th in Sydney at Dendy Opera Quays and Parliament House Theatre with the Awards Night on 10th March at Dendy Opera Quays commencing with drinks at 6.15pm.  Check out and vote in WOW’s online competitions, the Digi-vodule competition on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWOWfilmfestival and IndieFlix sponsored WOW’s FestivalOnline, http://www.wiftnsw.org/au/wow. The WOW Film Festival will then travel to various locations throughout Australia and overseas.

Sameee Celebrate the 100years anniversary of International Women’s Day, Tuesday March 8th 2011 with the launch of the 17th World of Women Film Festival. at the City of Sydney Library, Customs House at Circular Quay from 12.15pm to 1pm..  The Library Session will screen a diverse selection of short films by women filmmakers and feature an exclusive Q&A session with WOW Film Festival Director, Sil-Nyin Cameron.

Opening Night at the Dendy Opera Quays Cinema will  begin at 6.15pm with drinks and live music by “Entangled Note” followed by the screening of an imaginative selection of Australian Shorts at 7pm.  The official WOW Festival Opening After Party will be held at Opera Bar, Lower Concourse Opera House where guests will enjoy drinks, live music and spectacular, uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour.

AFTER PARTY

OPERA BAR

Complementary drinks from 9-10pm!

 

 

Opera Bar

Opera Bar -The Official Bar of the WOW Film Festival 2011.  Join us at Opera Bar for 15% off drinks & food post screening each night of the Festival.  Opera Bar offers live music every night from 8.30pm and the best view in Sydney.

WOW Film Festival 2011 features the WOW Digi-vodule competition which is accessed on Youtube.  See the stimulating and exciting finalists selection and vote for your favourites at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWOWfilmfestival.  WOW goes international with  WOW’s FestivalOnline sponsored by IndieFlix.  View the WOW on-line short film selection from 18 February to 7 March and vote for your favourite to win the IndieFlix Audience Choice Award.  Check the website for details http://www.wiftnsw.org/wow

Australian film director, Claire McCarthy, is 2011 WOW Film Festival patron and says, “I’m honoured to be this year’s patron of the World of Women – WOW Film Festival.   Audiences both in Australia and internationally will be treated to the complexity and eloquence of women’s voices, both as auteurs with unique visions as well as accomplished artists across all aspects of the filmmaking process.  Presented here are a diverse selection of contemporary and vibrant films, all uniquely seeing the world through the eyes of women”

Claire Mc Carthy’s most recent feature film “The Waiting City” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (2009) .“The Waiting City” stars Rhada Mitchell ( “Finding Neverland”) and Isabel Lucas ( “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “Daybreakers”) and Joel Edgerton (“Starwars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith”, “Animal Kingdom”). Claire McCarthy has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries and her second feature film is in preproduction.

WOW 2011 aims to be a festival of discovery, celebration, debate, and entertainment.. WOW Festival Director Sil-Nyin Cameron comments, “Our festival recognizes the diversity of independent filmmaking by women in an industry that’s male dominated and presents the unique vision of seeing the world through the eyes of women.   So join us to enjoy our contemporary exciting best selection of short drama, comedy, animation and documentaries presented by Women in Film & Television NSW (WIFT) NSW to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of International Women’s Day “

 

FILM HIGHLIGHTS include:

“Franswa Sharl’ directed by Hannah Hilliard

Award-winning comedy: Crystal Bear Award at Berlin Film Festival, IF Media Award for most popular film at Flickerfest, Best Australian Short at Melbourne International Film Festival.

Twelve year old Greg has inherited his father’s competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have different ideas about where Greg should focus his talents. When his creative pursuits fail to amuse his father Greg goes to bizarre lengths to win him back. Based on a true story.

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

“How God Works” directed by Matilda Brown

A Tropfest finalist. Matilda Brown (“Underbelly”,“Rake”,”Offspring”), has inherited the talents of her famous parents Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown where she directs and acts in this amusing story of two opposites who both love the strange ways that God works.

*screening Tuesday 8th March at 7pm

 

“Shiny Thing”  directed by Lisa Gloufchis

Starring Melbourne comedian and Triple J breakfast radio host, Tom Ballard, Louise Siversen (“Rush”, “City Homicide”, “All Saints”) and Felicity Soper ( “Rush”, “City Homicide”, “Neighbours”). A heart warming comedy/drama.  17 year old boy Lochlan feels underappreciated by his dazzling attention grabbing mother, but this time Lochlan is not going to let her steal the show.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at Parliament House Theatre at 12.30pm.  Morning tea at 12 noon.

 

“Not Even a Mouse” directed by Zoe Carides

Actor Zoe Carides (“Death in Brunswick”, “Packed to the Rafters”, “All Saints,” “Brilliant Lies”, ‘Grassroots”) directs this moving drama starring Anna Lise Phillips ( “Animal Kingdom”, “The Boys”), Dan Wyllie (“ Chopper”, “Muriel’s Wedding”, “Romper Stomper”)

A family drama where a prodigal son returns to an excited family, but, trouble looms when anther estranged member of the family turns up on the doorstep.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at Parliament House Theatre at 12.30pm. Morning tea at 12 noon

 

“Silence = Death”

Australian Premiere

silence death

A diverse collection of short French films, dramas and documentaries, written and directed by talented French female directors, from the testimony of women who are HIV positive. Created for the twentieth anniversary of ACT UP Paris. Responds to the almost total absence of images on the subject of women and HIV, their fight against the disease and their militant struggle.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm

 

“Mad” directed by Meryl Tankard

World Premiere

 Short documentary directed by acclaimed choreographer, Meryl Tankard.  Focuses on madness and schizophrenia, explored by poet and writer, Sandy Jeffs, who has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 34 years.  Sandy featured at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2010 and has 5 books of poetry published.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 8.30pm

 

Red Water Red” directed by Qing Xie

Sydney Premiere

Blisteringly sensual, an eerie feeling of unease fills every meticulously composed frame.” STOCKHOLM International Film Festival (XX Short Film Competition) 2009  *Awards*  WINNER – Film Victoria Award BEST FILM (VCA Premiere Awards 08) // WINNER – GOLD AWARD, Australian Cinematographers Society 2009 // NOMINEE – Kodak-Award NEW DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2009 Sadomasochism, the spectre of a dead mother and an elaborate and grotesque fantasy all play a part as a young Chinese girl draws her father into a sexual relationship, and a forbidden feast.  “Red Water Red” is an uneasy story about the bonds of family, the bounds of intimacy, and the returns of love.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

“Fish”  directed by Asa Johannisson

Australian Premiere

 A quirky comedy from Sweden.  Can a girl who is focussed on caring for a fish find interest in a man? “Fish” is a tribute to all of us who have ever felt that we don’t fit in.

*screening Wednesday 9th March at 6.30pm

 

“An Unfinished Romance” directed by Alison Heather

Sydney Premiere

Starring Zoe Ventoura (“Packed to the Rafters”, “Kick”, “Footloose”) and Matt Rossner (“Wolf Lullaby”, “Corpus Christi”), Danika Armytage (“Death and the Maiden”, “ Persephones Wolf”)

About two strangers, two hookers, two paper boats and a whole raft of assumptions. A gentle romantic comedy looking at the assumptions we make about other people, which in the end can make or break our sense of enchantment, the essence of romance.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

“This is How You’ll Make Your Bed in Prison”  directed by Katie Mitchell

Sydney Premiere

“The system had me from two years old, it probably had me before then because it had my mother…it could never let me go.”  Follows the story of Vickie Lee Roach, an Indigenous woman who took the Howard Government to the High Court of Australia in a landmark civil rights case.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

“Pushbike” directed by Mairi Cameron

Multi-award winning

Stars Karmen Raspovic (“Being John Malkovich”,”Stark”, “Boys from the Bush”, “Blue Heelers”),. Michelle swims lap after lap after lap at the local pool, trying to escape the humdrum of her domestic life. When her clothes are stolen from the change room one night, she must brave a nude ride home on her old push bike, where something even more thrilling and illicit awaits her in the dark.

*screening Thursday 10th March at 8.30pm

 

The complete film festival schedule will be available in February, visit www.wift.org/wow

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Moshtix.  At venues on the day.

Festival Season Pass $60/55/50, Opening Night $30/25/20, Evening Pass $20/16/12/ $15 group (10+), Single Session $12/9/7 $9 group (10+), NSW Parliament House session $10/7/5 $6 group (10+)

 

Official Sponsors for 2011 festival  include:

Screen Australia, Arts NSW, Office for Women’s Policy, Department of Premier & Cabinet, City of Sydney, Dendy Opera Quays, Opera Bar, Panavision, Spectrum Films, Tresscox Lawyers, AFTRS, SMPTE, Metro Screen, Wacom, ARRI Australia, Miller Camera Support, Art Resistance, Videocraft, IndieFlix, Icon Film, Dendy, Village Roadshow, Hopscotch, Corban & Blair, Millie Loves Min, The Photo Studio, A Sustainable Life, JAM Directions, Film Mosaics, Inside Film, Australian Directors Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society, Australian Composers Guild, Australian Editors Guild, Aurora Community Channel, SBS Television

 

 

 

 


~ by wowfilmfestival on January 21, 2011.

2 Responses to “”

  1. This is an awesome festival … and the blog is just amazing! Would be a great night out to go with friends.

  2. Hi!

    I am very excited with the 18th WOW Film Festival this year from Tuesday 6th March to International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March 2012 plus screenings on 15th March at the Surry Hills Library for animated shorts.

    WOW!!!!!

    Mel Avanzado

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