Most ordinary festivals couldn’t claim ‘boxing promoter’ as part of their repertoire, but FFS was no ordinary festival. From 2016-18, Australia’s only AACTA-accredited female film festival championed narrative features, documentary, hybrid, animation and shorts to audiences in exciting and unexpected ways. Partnering with a diverse roster of cultural, corporate and third sector partners, FFS activated films in venues large and small to generate maximum visibility and opportunity for female and non-binary filmmakers.
Following strategic review, FFS Festival was placed on hiatus in 2019. FFS will continue to seek and support screening opportunities for filmmakers under a revised Festival model in coming years.
For Film’s Sake understands the simultaneous challenge and opportunity of the theatrical window as a vital mechanism in generating visibility and opportunity in later career. FFS works with filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors to design and implement creatively focused theatrical campaigns to provide a platform for celebration, discussion and recognition of exceptional female generated works.
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Major support provided by Playfair
In 2018, FFS in conjunction with Birds Eye View designed and ran Filmonomics Australia in partnership with Screen Australia, Screen QLD and the Brisbane International Film Festival to deliver a week-long workshop for eighteen filmmakers with works in development, post-production and release.
Attagirl is a first-of-its-kind film lab supporting twelve international filmmaking teams navigate the challenges of digital disruption to feature film distribution.
Major support provided by Screen Australia, BFI, Telefilm Canada, SFI.