Sydney Women’s International Film Festival is a film festival for women by women, where excellence in female filmmaking is celebrated. Offering networking opportunities and the chance to view some of the greatest films coming from female filmmakers across the world.
Join in celebrating female filmmaking excellence at the Sydney Women's International Film Festival Online from November 25th - 28th, 2022 (AEST).
Official Selection Films On Demand
Q&A's with the Filmmakers
Interactive Experiences and more
Join an informative session with Vietnamese Producer, Designer and Digital Culture Specialist Karen Trang to discuss the history of digital art and discover the importance of digital and generational communities and what they can do for your filmmaking projects
Production & Distribution
Learn from award-winning Australian Producer Hanna Griffiths, selected for SPA Ones To Watch. Her experience includes working with Disney, Paramount Studios, RSA Films, Untitled Entertainment and more. Plan how to produce your film, secure worldwide distribution and find out what distributors are looking for.
Protecting Your Energy
Get inspired with a motivational session by online sensation, Australian Director, Producer, and Actor Chiara Gizzi whose new inspirational Fearless Soul Youtube series is breaking the internet. Learn how to protect your feminine energy in this male-dominated industry. Be inspired and motivated.
For the full lineup of films
With such a terrible loss of international women's rights these past 12 months there has never been a more important time for women in film to network, support one another and celebrate female filmmaking excellence in our 22nd century - Clare McCann (Festival Director)
Clare McCann is an award-winning Actor and filmmaker specialising in Direction, Writing, Production, Design, Movement, Music and Popular Culture. Clare studied a BA in Dramatic Arts and Theatre Making, as well as Certificates in Production, Cinematography, Music Theatre and News Media. Clare has studied at AADA and AFTRS and worked as a Drama, Voice and Movement Tutor at NIDA and was the campaign representative for Save The Roxy Theatre. Clare is known for her break-out lead role as Cherry on Foxtel’s Astra award-winning series Blog Party which she then joined the writing team of before creating Foxtel’s What You Want series. Clare’s first fully written, produced, directed and designed short film, Mirror Girl, was a finalist in the Sci-Fi Film Festival where she was also nominated for Best Performance. Clare was the Creative Director at The Star (casino) where she launched TAO Group's Marquee Sydney, the Dom Perignon Masquerade Ball, the Belvedere Winter Ball, and the Mad Hatter’s Ball to name a few. During her time at The Star Clare also worked Creative Directing commercials, music videos and marketing campaigns with companies such as Coca-Cola. Benefited, her feature film writing, producing and directorial debut, premiered at Sydney Indie Film Festival and was also an official selection for the 2021 AACTA’s and 2020 Sanctuary Cove International Film Festival and has won a collection of 11 international awards. Benefited is currently streaming on Prime, Tubi and Fetch TV.
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