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With the success of the 17th WOW Film Festival 2011 tour

we are getting ready for  2012!

 

 

 Calling all Directors, actors, film makers, editors and students

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!!

 

 Hey everyone, Im Manor Hadid, The WOW Film festival’s social media manager Im so excited to let everyone know, that WOW 2011 was an amazing sucess!

If you want to join WOW 2012, Read on !

Check out the main website at http://www.wift.org/wow/index.htm. Remember we also have volunteer positions. If you want to help out or have any questions, just send me an email at manorh76@hotmail.com. It will look good in your resume and perfect way for meeting directors, producers and actors.

The entries info are below!

 

18th WOW FILM FESTIVAL

…seeing the World through the Eyes of Women…

 

Travelling to over 16 national locations & overseas

The 17th WOW (World of Women) Film Festival is now calling for entries for Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Digi-Vodules and Student films of less than 55 minutes duration with key creative input by women from Australia and around the world. Presented by WIFT NSW, Australia.

WOW is a unique showcase of films by women, allowing for a different storytelling and giving another perspective … of the world through women’s eyes.  WOW 2011 aims to be a festival of discovery, celebration, debate, networking and an inspiration for new work.

WOW promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors, cinematographers, composers, sound designers.  New awards in 2011 for best director, best editor, best sound design, best music composition for eligible films as well as best writer & best cinematographer.  These awards are for women in the Australian film industry.  Prizes and awards in each category.

WOW SHORT FILM COMPETITION:

 

Entries are welcomed from any genre, with a variety of production values, from emerging and established filmmakers representing different backgrounds and nationalities. WOW welcomes works from every sector of the Australian & International women filmmaking community, particularly from Australian indigenous filmmakers and other under represented groups.

Film must either have a woman director, or, if it is directed by a man, must have a woman in at least TWO of these categories:  Producer or writer or editor or cinematographer.

WOW DIGI–VODULE COMPETITION:

Entries are for short form films designed for the “Small Screen” under length of 4 minutes.  Finalists selected will be up loaded to our YouTube channel and the Vodule with the most hits will win our Vodule competition.   Discount of 50% off entry fee for vodules for this year!

DEADLINES:

 

Regular:                                   15th September 2010

Late:                                         30th September 2010

For more information & to download  Guidelines & Entry Forms go to website:  http://www.wift.org/wow or enter via Withoutabox

ENQUIRIES contact Sil-Nyin :   wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au or text / phone 0402246 601

17th WOW FILM FESTIVAL  :  World of Women Film Festival

presented by Women in Film and Television (WIFT) NSW, Australia

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

 

Screening 8th to 10th March 2011 in Sydney, Australia

Travelling to over 16 locations in Australia & overseas

Regular entry closing date:        15th of September 2010

Late entry closing date:               30th September 2010

 

Discounted ENTRY FEE for ALL WIFT MEMBERS around the World!

 Download Guidelines and Entry Form from www.wift.org/wow

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Short films up to 55 minutes, any genre:

FICTION | DOCUMENTARY | ANIMATION | DIGI-VODULE | STUDENT FILM 

 

with key creative input by women. Woman DIRECTOR OR women in any TWO of these roles:

PRODUCER, WRITER, EDITOR or CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

Awards & Prizes to the value of over $16,000 are being offered by our sponsors for category winners.

ENQUIRIES: Sil-Nyin Cameron, Festival Director

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

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES:

                   DEADLINES    REGULAR    STUDENT    WIFT (all Chapters)

 

Regular             15 September            $40                $30          $25

Late                    30 September            $45               $35           $30

Extended

WAB only         10 October                 $60                $50           $45

 

 

 

 

 

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 “

 

 

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 March 3, 2011.

2 Responses to “Home”

  1. Can’t wait for 18th WOW FILM FESTIVAL on Tuesday 6 March to International Women’s Day Thursday 8 March 2012 at Dendy Opera Quays from 6pm onwards with Opening Night party and Closing Night Party at the Opera Bar!!!!

    Here’s to all the wonderful women filmmakers strutting their cinematic muscle in March in Sydney, Australia and around the country in their touring festival;)

    Mel Avanzado

  2. Can’t wait for 18th WOW Film Festival on TUE 6th March to 8th March 2012 at Dendy Opera Quays, plus extra screenings at Customs House (TUE 6 March), NSW Parliament House (WED 7 March) and Surry Hills Library (THU 15 March)

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