Women in Film & Television Australia
Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT Australia) is a Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to achieving gender equality in the Australian screen industry through research, advocacy, education and support for female-identifying screen industry practitioners.
WIFT Australia operates nationally with a presence in all states and territories and provides a number of programs, events and initiatives throughout the year. This includes the Raising Films Australia initiative to support parents and carers, mentor programs, screenings, educational workshops and panel discussions. WIFT Australia circulates a monthly e-news to alert women of new opportunities as well as promotion of female-led work and has a strong presence in the industry to ensure women have a voice when policy and programs are developed. WIFT Australia also engages in research to uncover the nuances of gender inequality in screen, to develop the best strategies to address it and to advocate for change.
Do you want to get involved with WIFT Australia? Find your local chapter contact here.
Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Forum Follow-Up Report: Submissions now open.
The Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Forum is in response to the Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Survey Report - Honey, I Hid the Kids!: Experiences of parents and carer in the Australian Screen Industry and aims to identify workable actions to address the needs of and issues faced by, parents and carers working in the Australian screen sector. The Forum was held at Australian Film Television & Radio School on Thursday 6 December and was live-streamed nationally. WIFT is now accepting submissions for the follow up Forum Report on parenting and caring in the screen industry. For more information, click here.
The Raising Films Australia Screen Industry Survey Full Report is now available to view here.
NSW Residents - Expressions of Interest to Raising Films Australia MIP Program
The Making It Possible Program is a free one-day course with follow-up mentorship, for women in the screen industry whose careers have been impacted due to parenting and caring responsibilities. Expressions of Interest for Byron Bay, Bega and Dubbo are now open. Places will be available for up to 15 women in each course location. Click here for more information.