WOMEN IN FILM INITIATIVES
As a film festival we’re committed to providing opportunities for women filmmakers as well as igniting conversations around the portrayal of women in stories and on screen.
A simple, albeit imperfect test to look at whether films have realistic female characters is the Bechdel Test, popularised by cartoonist Alison Bechdel. To pass the Bechdel Test, a film:
- Has to have at least two named women in it
- Who have a conversation with each other
- About something other than a man
It’s important to note that the Bechdel Test is not a measure of how great a film is, nor does it tell you if the film has a woman writer or director.
But it will make you think about how women are portrayed on screen. For the third year, all films in our program will note whether they pass or fail the Bechdel Test.
We also have a commitment to ensure there is gender parity in the number of men and women you see speaking across the festival, be it moderators, guest speakers or panellists.
One of the major barriers for women the film industry is reliable child care – for working and attending professional development opportunities. To help remove this barrier for filmmakers and emerging filmmakers to attend GCFF, we’ll have free on-site childcare for five industry panels and four films during the festival.
The hashtag launched by Aline Brosh McKenna in January this year to highlight women working behind-the-scenes and inspire the next generation, was our inspiration to curate a day that celebrates women in film.
Friday 20th April will feature:
One of the major barriers for women the film industry is reliable child care – for working and attending professional development opportunities.
To help remove this barrier for filmmakers and emerging filmmakers to attend GCFF, we’ll have free on-site childcare for five industry panels and four films during the festival.
Friday 20 April: 2.45pm-8pm
3pm: Pop Aye
3pm: WIFT Australia Launch Panel + Networking Drinks
3.15pm: REELLIFE Panel – Enhance Storytelling With VFX
4.15pm: REELLIFE Panel – Editing: The Invisible Craft
6.30pm: Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible + Q&A
Sunday 22 April: 1pm-5.45pm
1pm: REELLIFE Panel – How To Get A Job In Film Production
1.15pm: Back To Burgundy + Wine and cheese tasting
2.15pm: REELLIFE Panel – The Full Package: Deliverables, EPKs and Marketing Your Film
3.15pm: Zelos + Q&A
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, age and date of booking.