10 female directors paving the way for women in Hollywood

Posted Wednesday 20 Jan 2021

It's fair to say most of us would prefer to forget last year, but believe it or not, there were some positives! 2020 proved to be a milestone year for female filmmakers. The Centre for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University revealed that 16% of directors who worked on the 100 highest-grossing films of last year were women. That's up from 12% in 2019 and 4% in 2018.

The National News lists 10 female creatives and their films to look out for this year, Kiwi director Jane Campion and her project The Power Of The Dog is among them.

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Enter your film or new media project in Australia's V-Fest

Posted Wednesday 20 Jan 2021

Here's a great chance to show off your work across the Tasman! Our sister chapter (WIFT Australia) is running the WIFT V-FEST, a film and new-media (VR, 360, AR) festival aimed at celebrating, supporting, and elevating the work of women and gender diverse filmmakers and creatives both in front and behind the lens.

V-Fest welcomes short film submissions of any genre and style including web series, music videos, animation and new-media (360, VR, AR), from practitioners who fit the criteria and work within all areas of the screen industries.

Entry to the film competition is open worldwide, and practitioners from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply.

Get your entries in today!

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