The 2016 Vancouver International WIFT Festival

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

Submissions for the 2016 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016, March 8-13, 2016) and the International Screenplay Competition end October 15th, 2015. This six-day festival celebrates and promotes women working in screen-based media.

It accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer.

Films completed after March 2013 are eligible. As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events and hosts an International Screenplay Competition.

In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artist fees and all films are entered to win cash awards.

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Catch the October 15 deadline for @WIFTV's #VIWIFF2016 festival & Screenplay Competition. (March 8-13)

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Tickets to The Dressmaker Selling Fast

Posted Monday 28 Sep 2015

We are thrilled that Jocelyn Moorhouse, one of the worlds leading female writers/directors is coming to Wellington for the New Zealand premiere of "The Dressmaker" on September 23.

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Moorhouse directed and wrote the screenplay for The Dresssmaker.and produced "Muriel's Wedding". She has gone on to direct and write "How to Make an American Quilt" and "Proof" among her many credits. She is an inspirational speaker and with Sue Maslin, The Dressmaker's producer will hold a Q and A with the premiere audience.

Moorhouse will be coming to Wellington direct from the world premiere gala of The Dressmaker at this year's opening of the Toronto Film Festival.

Everyone is invited (and that includes men!) - although WIFT members of course get a special discount to this preview and party.

Join us for a memorable night out on 23 September. If you haven't already, watch this great trailer:

Arrive at 6.30pm for a glass of prosecco. The screening will be introduced by Jocelyn and Sue and followed by a Q&A and party with canap�s, wine and the chance to meet and talk to Jocelyn and Sue.

The film stars Kate Winslet as femme fatale in the titular role of the dressmaker named Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage, who returns to a small Australian town to take care of her ailing, mentally unstable mother. The film explores the themes of revenge, love and creativity and is described by Moorhouse as "Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven with a sewing machine."