Women In Film Lunch

31 Mar Women in Film


Pictured: Gracie Otto

Women contribute greatly to the film industry, and the Gold Coast Film Festival has various events and films this year appreciating the presence of women in the film industry.

The following events focus on women in film in this year’s festival:


Women in Film Lunch

Friday 1 April, 12pm – 3pm | Bazaar, QT Hotel Gold Coast | TICKETS $95 

A delicious buffet lunch at QT Bazaar, drinks, networking and insights from our multi-talented guest speaker: Australian actor, film producer, writer, editor and director Gracie Otto.

Reellife: Writing Women Characters

Friday 8 April, 4pm – 5pm | Arts Centre Gold Coast: Lounge Room | BOOK FREE TICKET
 How do you write realistic women characters?  It might sound like a silly question, but currently only 57% of films pass The Bechdel Test, which means women character development is currently peripheral for may writers.  With new funding priorities for stories about women (and for women audiences), we talk to novelists, screenplay writers and Screen Queensland about writing women characters.

Panellists include: Maria Lewis, Emma Jensen, Sophie Mathisen, Darren Fisher


Reellife: Gender Matters

Sunday 10 April, 4pm – 5pm | Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Basement | BOOK FREE TICKET

Are there enough stories being told by women and for women audiences? Are women adequately represented in key creative film roles? If not, why not and what can we do about it?  Join a diverse range of film industry professionals as they discuss these big questions.

Panellists include: Tracey Vieria, Trish Lake, Sophie Mathisen, Jo Dillon


Ensure you book tickets to reserve a place for these events to show your support and learn a thing or two about women in film. A thought provoking amalgamation of events, where you will be sure to walk away with greater knowledge and insight.