Female-led Australian feature films and content-related technology start-ups are the focus of a new company launched by entrepreneurs Deanne Weir and Olivia Humphrey.
For Film's Sake has selected 13 filmmakers to come together for an intensive that will see them form teams and generate new projects in just five days, culminating in a public pitch at Sydney Film Festival.
Screen Australia, together with its Gender Matters Taskforce, used International Women's Day to unveil two initiatives aimed at supporting women and gender-diverse practitioners.
Blackfella Films producer Darren Dale has been appointed Sydney Film Festival (SFF) board chair, taking over from Deanne Weir, who has announced her retirement after eight years on the board.
Bus Stop Films is getting ready to shoot its first feature, 'Baby Cat', and is conducting a nationwide casting call for an actress to play the lead, Sonja, a young woman living with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome).
Sue Thomson's 'Under Cover' follows the plight of ten women as they find themselves too old to be employed, struck down with illness, unable to get back into the workforce, and dealing with the aftermath of difficult breakups and divorce.