Thinking about the Melbourne Women in Film Festival: the status of women in the field of film work

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival was officially launched at the beginning of 2017 and is a very young film festival. And this film festival organization team has only four people, one is a festival director, one deputy festival director and two festival co-ordinators. And Melbourne Women in Film Festival is a non-profit organization, is the purpose of this film festival started by promoting have different ideas of women and the audience participate in celebration of women’s contribution in the film industry, and for the local culture contributed a valuable and meaningful, the founder of women hope to Melbourne Women in Film Festival can change women life and expanding industry field. So the Melbourne Women in Film Festival’s mission is to host a fascinating annual film festival in Melbourne to showcase and promote Australian women’s work, screening creatives and technicians. And promote gender equality and diversity in the Australian screen industry by promoting dialogue between practitioners, audiences and industry communities in the film industry. This film festival is a film festival that is given importance.

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Logo of Melbourne Women in Film Festival

It is understood that there is a wealth of research and discourse, both local and global, confirming gender inequality in women on screen and behind the camera. According to a recent study by Screen Australia, women make up 33 percent of producers, 15 percent of directors and 23 percent of writers in Australian feature film production. And the lack of opportunities to create and display works is a well-known factor in this inequality. However, there is a high demand for women’s stories in this industry, so the launch of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival is necessary and a new turning point in the film industry.

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2018

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival is supported by the government and is also supported by large chain cinemas, which means that the creation of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival is the right choice. Although the Melbourne Women in Film Festival was not a long time to start, it still attracted widespread attention and was supported by women. Therefore, the 2018 Melbourne Women in Film Festival was very successful. Each Melbourne Women in Film Festival will have different film festival themes, and many talented female filmmakers will be recruited online. They can submit their own works, and someone can award outstanding works. This is an encouragement for female filmmakers and a platform for these hardworking and talented female filmmakers to showcase themselves.

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival staff

Another highlight of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival is that the films shown are all shot around women, showing women’s lives from different perspectives, enabling women to appear more on the screen, and letting the audience know more about women and women’s lives and work. Therefore, I hope that the Melbourne Women in Film Festival will be better and better, and strive for an international film festival, so that more female filmmakers can become more equal in the film field. At the same time, I hope that more women will join the film industry and contribute to the development of the film industry.

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival

 

Reference:

The mission of Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2017, About MWFF, Melbourne Women in Film Festival, viewed 2017 http://mwff.org.au/mission/

 

Author: Haomeng Dong 27559009

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