The World of Women’s Cinema (WOW) Film Festival, which is in its 21st year, will launch in Sydney on Thursday 28 April 2016 and and tickets are now on sale.
An initiative of Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NSW, the festival will be held throughout various venues in Sydney from the 28th April 1st May, 2016, as well as touring to a number of venues and locations throughout Australia between May 2016 and May 2017.
Gillian Armstrong, acclaimed Australian director, has been announced as WOW Film Festival Patron for 2016, and her seminal 1979 drama film, My Brilliant Career , has been selected to screen at the WOW Film Festival opening night gala. The festival will also hold a special 25th anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s iconic 1991 film Thelma and Louise, with a special Thelma and Louise trivia hosted by the ladies from SKITBOX (of “Activewear”
WOW Film Festival has an ultimate goal of celebrating and recognising films by and about women, by both Australian and international creative teams. WOW Film Festival will also facilitate important conversations around increasing access, participation and recognition of women in all aspects of the film industry.
The program features eight curated programmes of short films as well as four international feature premieres. POWWOW, a large series of panel discussions will also run alongside the screenings, offering film goers and makers the chance to learn firsthand from some of the most experienced and celebrated individuals in the Australian film industry. As well as these key discussion based initiatives, WOW will host KAPOW, a series of masterclasses as well as a live table read of a unproduced feature script by an emerging female screenwriter.
For full programme information and ticket sales, visit the WOW Film Festival website – www.wowfilmfestival.org.au
WOW Film Festival is also currently running a crowdfunding campaign, offering supporters exclusive rewards such as an All Access pass to all films, panels, masterclasses and after parties throughout the festival duration, Support the crowdfunding campaign by visiting: www.pozi.be/wowfilmfestival