See another side of the picture, hear the rest of the tale.
Seen & Heard Film Festival: 7-21 March 2013, The Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville.
Seen & Heard is a Sydney-based festival that is coming back for a fourth year of screening exciting new films made by women from around the globe. Whether directing, writing or producing, Seen & Heard promotes the message that films made by women are not just for women, but are films that should be seen by everyone. The films that will be shown during the three day festival address issues relevant to all: race relations within Australia, the treatment of those with disabilities, issues relating to class, gender and sexuality, as well as the everyday challenges of friendship, self-discovery, joy and loss. And some of the films have none of these redeeming features, except for good ol’ fashioned fun!
According to the Centre for the Study of Women in Television & Film:
- In 2011 women made up only 5% of directors in the top 250 domestic grossing films (U.S.), a 1% decrease from 2010, and almost half the percentage of women directors working in 1998.
- 38% of films employed no women in any major productions role (writing, producing, directing, editing or cinematography.)
We believe that the lack of women in the film industry is an impoverishment to our culture, one that can only be rectified once we recognise that the dramatic underrepresentation of women amongst both cast & crew is a problem.
So come and take a small step to a resolution: be Seen and Heard.
Our team in 2013
As of 2009, Lucy Randall has been showcasing works by women in opposition to gender prejudices in the industry. Lucy has worked for various Sydney based festivals, in both film and art, during the completion of her Masters of Film and Digital Image and a thesis on reflections of cultural change in recent Australian film.
Partnerships and Marketing
Natasha Wolf and Ron Van Doorn
Social Media Marketing
Nick Gunn has spent a great deal of his life lurking around the periphery of the arts, occasionally finding the inspiration to write on performance, film and music. Nick supports Seen & Heard because he thinks it’s about time that the other half of the story gets told.
Live Performance Coodinator
Jane Grimley is a Sydney based artist who makes theatre and live art. She has performed works across Germany, Scotland and Australia, and is currently the Co Artistic Director of Crack experimental theatre festival. Jane’s practice combines writing, performing, facilitating and curating live performance.
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