F Collection: Seen & Heard Film Fest

March 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Image from the film 'Mind', by Emma Crimmings. 'Mind' is screening tonight.

My latest in the F Collection series went up on Monday:

Have you heard of Seen & Heard Film Festival? No? Keep reading! Yes? Keep reading anyway, and be inspired by the founder of the festival Lucy Randall, the message, and the films on offer.

Seen & Heard is a festival showcasing films made by women. It is a pay-by-donation event, making it super accessible, and it is on each Thursday for the rest of March at the Red Rattler in Marrickville.

There are a bunch of public transport options here.

Lucy Randall started Seen & Heard in 2009, as a response to the stats on women in the film industry:

  • Women directed 5% of the top grossing films
  • Women wrote 14% of the top grossing films
  • Women comprised 18% of all executive producers
  • Women comprised 25% of all producers
  • 20% of all editors were women
  • 4% of all cinematographers were women

These figures are from the Center for Study of Women in TV and Film, and you can find out more here.

Shocked? I was, and Lucy was too. She says:

I felt that people needed to feel a part of something to evoke a desire for change.

I am particularly excited about this one  and these two.


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