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WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAN FILM & TELEVISION

Australian women filmmakers have been central to the reception of Australian cinema and industry internationally. Although they are a minority in key creative areas in Australia, they have played a major international role in relation to perceptions of Australian cinema and industry, and as creative talent within global cinema. They have facilitated the global flow of film industry practitioners as they work with international money and talent, and exchange ideas through their films.

(Source: French, ‘International Reception’, 2014, p.654).

This page provides links and references to recent research on women in Australian film and television by academic Lisa French.

Lisa French is the Dean in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She has written extensively on Australian cinema, particularly in relation to gender. She co-authored the book Shining a Light: 50 Years of the Australian Film Institute (2009 & 2014), and was the co-writer/editor of the anthology Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia (2003). Her professional career includes three years as the director of the prestigious St Kilda Film Festival and nine years on the board of the Australian Film Institute. Her film projects include producing the film Birth of a Film Festival (2003), a film about the first Melbourne International Film Festival. She is a member of the Gender Matters Task Force (Screen Australia initiative) and is the Co-Chair of the UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICTs (a 19 global university research network).


 

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