by GREG KING
Established in early 2017, the Melbourne Women in Film Festival is a not-for-profit festival aimed at celebrating and supporting the work of women filmmakers and creatives – from directors, writers and producers to cinematographers, sound designers and editors. Our annual festival promotes the many talented Australian women who work within all areas of screen production, exhibiting works of all styles and genres by women filmmakers and showcasing the diversity of women’s perspectives through storytelling and conversation. This year the festival includes a retrospective on Jane Campion, who has enjoyed an extraordinary career, with screening of her short films, as well as several panel discussions. Greg spoke to festival director Sian Mitchell to find out more about what we can expect from this year’s festival program, which screens at various cinemas from Feb 20-23.