Women in Film

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in the Australian screen industry remains a significant and ongoing challenge that requires collective action.

However, there are several organisations that work tirelessly to promote new opportunities for female practitioners, increase the visibility of female-created content, and increase the representation of women in leadership roles throughout the sector. Here are some valuable resources to explore:

  • Dame Changer is a collective of Australian female identifying screen professionals, offering¬† events, networking opportunities, scholarships, and intensive workshops led by industry experts.

  • Screen Vixens is an Australia-wide collective of female-identifying, non-binary and intersex producers that provides various resources and events, including Crew Dames (a database of female crew).

  • Film Fatales supports, profiles and advocates for female film and television directors.¬†

  • Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Australia is a not-for-profit working to achieve gender equality in the Australian screen industry. WIFT profiles female talent, hosts networking and educational events and has local state-based chapters (each offering their own local networking events).