wow international film festival a world of women's cinema

WOW Film Festival

The WOW National Tour - a world of women's cinema, is presented by Women in Film and Television (NSW) partnered by Citroen C3, with principal sponsors the Australian Film Commission, the NSW Film and Television Office and Digital Pictures.

Now in its 12th year, WOW is the only festival in Australia to showcase the latest films by talented female artists and producers.  This year ACMI will screen a selection of exemplary documentaries, short films and multimedia works from WOW 2002 which promote the work of women in key creative roles.

tuesday 28 january 7pm


Marie Craven, Australia, 2002, 10 mins, 16mm
Rebecca is a typical broody teenager who has a bad case of the sneezes. A coming of age tale which follows her journey to discover the cause of her allergies.



Linda Boyle, UK, 2001, 15 mins, 35mm
A landslide of obsession and fantasy starts its cycle at the local launderette.

The Birthday

Samantha Rebillet, Australia, 2002, 6 mins, SP Beta
A tragi-comic tale of a young man's attempt to meet his grandmother's dying wish for reconciled relations and tropical beach holidays.

The Men's Room

Signe Søby Bech, Denmark, 2002, 8 mins, SP Beta
A woman, desperate to pee, abandons all social protocols by entering the men's room. 

The Men's Room

The End and Back Again

Lee Jane, UK, 2002, 10 mins, 35mm
An innocent game of strip poker becomes complicated by childhood bullying and adult fantasies. 

Little Blue

Sarah Warner, Australia, 2002, 7 mins, SP Beta
Sometimes it takes more than a bath to change the way that we think.

Little Blue


Rachel Griffiths, Australia, 2002, 16 mins, 35mm
Setting out for work, an ordinary man finds himself spiralling out of control on an inner city roundabout.


Jennifer Georgatos, Australia, 2001, 10 mins, SP Beta
A deeply moving portrait of a young Perth sex worker.

Living with Happiness

Sarah Watt, Australia, 2001, 6 mins, 35mm
A striking animation which examines one woman's journey to attain happiness in a world of fear and paranoia. 

Living with Happiness

tuesday 28 january 7pm


Susan Vaill, USA, 2002, 4 mins, 35mm
Baby, she can drive your car.

Always A Bridesmaid

Nina Davenport, USA, 2002, 76min, SP Beta
After a number of bitter-sweet relationships, filmmaker and wedding videographer,
Nina Davenport, embarks on a journey to conquer her fears of spinsterhood in a world of saccharine marriages. A bold and audacious documentary about one woman's obsession to be the next bride-to-be.

Always a Bridesmaid
Dates   Tuesday 28 January 2003
7pm & 9pm
Admission   Full $11 Concession $8
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