WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainable Wardrobe and Set

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: Sustainable Wardrobe and Set

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WIFTI Worldwide Webinar with Bunny Yan in conversation with Imogen Ross

WIFTI Sustainability Conversation #2: Sustainable Wardrobe & Set – Tips & Tricks that will save you money & the environment

December 2, 9am CET / 6pm AEST / 7pm AEDT

Join us for this conversation with sustainability expert turn fashion storyteller Bunny Yan, presented in collaboration with WIFT Australia. Bunny will be in conversation with moderator Imogen Ross.

Bunny Yan created an award-winning digital series that focuses on the fascinating side of impact-positive fashion. Combining 20+ years of knowledge with her magnetic personality she delivers a world of cool transformations, daring technologies, surprising materials and boundless potential. Her superpower: Storytelling based on human emotion & behaviour aka making boring stuff fun.

Imogen Ross is a production/set/costume designer and visual artist/maker of many things based in the Illawarra on Australia’s east coast. Collaboration, imagination, and integration of complex ideas with diverse cultural narratives is her speciality. She is a proud member of the APDG (Australian Production Design Guild) and is the current Environmental Sustainability writer for the APDG quarterly newsletter, researching and promoting sustainable choices as design options for both live performance and screen designers across Australia. See: https://apdg.org.au/2021/09/apdgreen-conversations-ecoscenography-linking-sustainable-practises-across-international-borders

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WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: In The Director’s Chair Sits a Woman

WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: In The Director’s Chair Sits a Woman

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WIFTI Worldwide Webinar: In the Director’s Chair Sits a Woman

This webinar is presented by our sisters at WIFT Israel. On November 16, 6pm CET Osnat Bukofzer will be in conversation with Smadar Zamir about her work and latest film ‘In the Director’s Chair Sits a Woman’.

Smadar learned about and experienced the difficulties faced by female filmmakers attempting to make films in Israel, a country with ostensibly modern characteristics, but it turns out that our patriarchy has a greater influence on us than we anticipated. Will this knowledge enable us to create in different ways?

Smadar Zamir is a filmmaker, activist and lecturer. A graduate with honors from the department of Cinema and TV Arts in Sapir College, and an MA in Gender Studies from Bar Ilan University. Her final project film, the short fiction film BETWEEN THE LINES aired on Channel2/Israel and travelled the film festival circuit. In The Director’s Chair Sits A Woman is her debut film.

Watch the trailer to the film here.

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WIFTI Annual Report

WIFTI Annual Report

WIFTI Join The Movement

Read the WIFTI Annual Report 2020-21 here

 

With our fiscal year 2020-21 having ended on August 31, it’s time for our chapters to renew their membership – and for new groups to think about whether they want to join the global movement and become a member of WIFTI.

It’s also the time, where we update you about our growing and evolving organisation. Find our annual report here and read more about our projects of the past year, amongst others:

 

  • March 8 Short Film Showcase to celebrate International Women’s Day
  • Nordic Women in Film which strengthened our Nordic-US network
  • New chapters in Bhutan, Israel and China
  • Festival Collaborations with Berlinale and African Pavillon in Cannes

 

The WIFTI Board thanks you for your support and for your work, we appreciate all your efforts, as they will inevitably make the next generation’s lives better!

Read the Annual Report 2020-21 here.

 

European Organisations Join Forces Against Racism

European Organisations Join Forces Against Racism

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WIFT International fights against racism together with ARTEF

In the Summer of 2020, a group of European film industry professionals gathered to form ARTEF, the Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film. WIFT International has been a member from its beginnings. Engaging over thirty organisations, our first step was an awareness training programme lead by Dr Emilia Roig, trainer, author, and founder of the Centre for Intersectional Justice in Berlin. The workshop encounters lasted between November 2020 and May 2021 online with an average of forty participants from all over Europe in each session.

With a broad and intersectional approach ARTEF’s main aim is to dismantle racist structures and combat all forms of racism in the European film industry. Our goal is to become a task force for change: by raising awareness, by offering education and insights, by suggesting revisions to regulations and practices, as well as to weather opposition from the industry — especially from those who habitually benefit from institutionalised racism.

After its initial year, ARTEF will continue organising training programmes for European film professionals who are keen on tackling institutionalised racism and willing to do the personal work needed to help dismantling existing structures, and help building new, inclusive ones in the decades to come. Anyone who has been or is affected by racism in the European film industry is invited to come forward and engage with ARTEF to help us build a meaningful task force together.

Thus far, we have been laying the ground for future actions and we will be reaching out to all European film institutions, including film festivals, film commissioning, organisations and filmmaking collectives, asking them to join ARTEF, and commit to training, ring fencing of resources, and to turn their awareness into actions.

We invite filmmakers in every European country to write to their institutions, collectives, unions, and organisations to request they join and support ARTEF!s work, and to engage with us with ideas, suggestions and/or requests.

LIST OF MEMBERS

Initiated by Matthijs Wouter Knol, the newly appointed Director of the European Film Academy, ARTEF was also co-founded by its current Board of Directors: Helene Granqvist (producer Nordic Film Factory and president WIFTI), Paula Alvarez Vaccaro (producer Pinball London and European Producers Club vice president), and Marion Schmidt (co-director Documentary Association of Europe).

Steering committee

Paula Alvarez Vaccaro, Véronique N. Doumbé, Helene Granqvist, Laurence Lascary, Regina Mosch, Marion Schmidt, Matthijs Wouter Knol

Funding partners

Bertha Foundation, British Film Institute, FOCAL, HessenFilm, MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schles- wig-Holstein, International Sámi Film Institute, Film Fund Luxemburg, Netherlands Film Fund, Norwegian Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute and contributions from the participating organisations ACE, EAVE, EWA, and WIFTI as well as production companies Magic Hour Films and Pinball London and further donors.

The awareness trainings were attended by top-level representatives of the following organisations

ACE Producers, British Film Institute, Cinéastes non alignées, Collectif 50/50, Creative Diversity Network, DAE — Documentary Association of Europe, Doc Society, EAVE, European Film Academy, EFM — European Film Market, EFP — European Film Promotion, EWA — European Women’s Audiovisual Network, EPC — European Producers Club, FOCAL, International Sámi Film Institute, Magic Hour Films, MOIN Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Netherlands Film Fund, Norwegian Film Institute, Pinball London, Power to Transform, Programmers of Colour Collective (POC2), ProQuote Film, Swedish Film Institute, Queer Media Society, WIFTI — Women in Film and Television International

Press contact: Pascal Edelmann, European Film Academy

p.edelmann@europeanfilmacademy.org

WIFTI x Cannes International Film Festival 2021

WIFTI x Cannes International Film Festival 2021

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Producing & Social Impact with Pavillon Afriques in Cannes

We are delighted to be co-hosting a conversation with Pavillon Afriques at the Cannes International Film Festival. 

Our moderator Inya Lawal, WIFTI board member and President of WIFT Africa, will speak to Tope Oshin (Nigeria), Joyce Pierpoline (US), Didahr Dohmeri (France) and Nangita Pritish Nandy (India).

The conversation will explore the journey and growth of successful producers in the film/tv and digital industry with a key focus on how they use their knowledge and position to positively impact upcoming creatives. The panelists will share nuggets on building a career and tips that helped them rise or overcome career difficulties. The conversation will also touch on the mutual benefits of mentorship; and the benefits of psychosocial support, career guidance and role modelling for protégés.

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