WOW Film Festival returns
Press release from WOW
18th World of Women: WOW Film Festival “ Seeing the world through the eyes of women”. Celebrate International Women’s Day on the Awards Night March 8th 2012. WOW Film Festival will screen exciting, diverse showcase of contemporary short films by women filmmakers at the Dendy Opera Quays, NSW Parliament House Theatre and other venues with screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s, parties and awards. Screening 39 films featuring 18 World premieres, 8 Australian premieres and 3 Sydney premieres.
World of Women: WOW Film Festival 2012 will launch at City of Sydney Library, Customs House on Tuesday 6 March from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Opening Night will commence at Dendy Opera Quays with drinks 6.00pm 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. WOW Film festival will screen for 3 evenings at Dendy Opera Quays 6th to 8th March. Morning Tea and screening at NSW Parliament House Theatre 7th March, 12.00pm. There will be an Awards Night party on March 8th with drinks at 6pm, 7pm screening and after party at Opera Bar. Then subsequent screenings at Surry Hills Library 15th March, 9pm and at Theatre 322, UTS 16th March, 7pm.
World Premieres include Moth written & directed by acclaimed choreographer Meryl Tankard and starring Sophie Lowe ("Beautiful Kate", "The Slap), Crystal Jam written & directed by AFTRS graduate Leonie Savvides starring Sarah Snook ( Packed to the Rafters,Sisters of War, My Place) The Burnt Cork an indigenous drama focusing on issues about the ‘stolen generation’ starring Kyas Sherriff ( The Alice). Sydney Premieres include Something Fishy by Actor/Filmmaker Kristy Best ( ABC Host of Sunday Best ) Hairpin stars Katie Fitchett ( All Saints, Hating Alison Ashley) Crumble written & directed Renata Bialkowska. Edgy New York story starring Golden Globe nominated star Steven Bauer ( Scarface). Other highlights UMOJA:No Men Allowed directed by award-winning Elizabeth Tadic and featuring music by Bronwyn Cumbo of Triple J unearthed band “Tanis”, Comfortable which screened at Sydney Film Festival and stars Megan Drury ( Packed to the Rafters,Underbelly)
WOW, a prestigious internationally recognized festival, has an exciting, diverse showcase of contemporary short films … fiction, documentary, animation and experimental. WOW’s Digivodule finalists on Youtube now. WOW’s FestivalOnline in March. Experience a different storytelling and a unique perspective presented by Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NSW which celebrates its 30 years anniversary in 2012. Media personality (Big Brother host) and author, Gretel Killeen, is WOW patron.
Festival program & bookings: www.wift.org/wow, ph 9357 1490
Tickets at Moshtix, www.moshtix.com.au At venues on the day.
Festival Season Pass $60/50, Opening Night $30/20, Single Session $15 /10 group (10+), NSW Parliament House Session $10/7, Tricky Women Session $10/7
The WOW Film Festival thanks all our official sponsors, including:
Arts NSW, Office for Women’s Policy, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, City of Sydney, Panavision, Spectrum Films, Lemac, TressCox Lawyers, JAM Directions, Porters Liquor, SBS Television, Opera Bar, AFTRS, SMPTE, Metro Screen, Wacom, ARRI Australia, Videocraft, Art Resistance, Inside Film, Australian Directors Guild, Australian Cinematographers Society, Australian Screen Composers Guild, Australian Editors Guild, Aurora Community Channel, Dendy Opera Quays, IndieFlix, Film Mosaics, The Photo Studio