By Zona Marie Tan

The 15th World of Women (WOW) film festival this year will have an exciting new extended programme that will run from October 1st to 5th. The festival will present 28 Australian and 14 international films alongside the launch of the WIFT NSW Media Mentorship for Women and other screen culture events.

Set to promote the talents of women in key creative roles in the film industry, the festival will be held at the Chauvel Cinema, Metro Screen, Rex Centre and Mickey’s Café.

The selection of films this year will be screened with the thematic view of “seeing the world through the eyes of women”. Films shortlisted to screen include Darlene Johnson’s River of No Return, shorts by VCA student Kathryn Goldie, the world premiere of Alexis Krasilovsky’s documentary Shooting Women and the Australian premiere of Reservations, which stars Kerry Armstrong. There will be a ‘Meet the Filmmaker Q&A’ session with Reservations’ director Aloura Charles after the film’s screening.

Also in the programme are forum sessions – ‘The funding and team collaboration processes involved in making an independent film’ with AFTRS’ Karen Pearlman, Julia Overton and Joan Sauers of Screen Australia, Aloura Charles and producer Laura Sivis; the WIFT NSW Media Mentorship for Women presenting a meet the mentors and speed networking session; and a director’s insight with All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane director Louise Alston.

For full program details visit the WOW website –

What’s On Profile IF #113 Sept (print) Correction:
It was mistakenly mentioned in the article that Cynthia Connop’s Bloodlines had screened on SBS in April this year. We would like to correct that error by saying that Bloodlines will actually be premiering on ABC’s Compass on Sunday 21 September at 10.10pm.

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