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Melbourne Women in Film Festival

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A still from a film in which two women looked shocked while siting at a dining table set with two tall, lit candles
Photograph: Supplied/ Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Time Out says

Celebrate the top women and gender diverse filmmakers through screenings, workshops and discussions

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) returns to the city this summer, bringing with it a stack of stories that showcase the diversity and calibre of women and gender diverse filmmakers.

In 2022, MWFF has opted for a "laugh louder" theme, focusing the festival on comedies and the often overlooked power humour has to affect change. In addition to a number of feature and short film screenings, you can also catch web series, music videos, talks and workshops, with opening night even hosted by the award-winning comedy star Geraldine Hickey.

Films to look out for include Rhapsody of Love, a film written and directed by Joy Hopwood that follows three couples navigating the trials and tribulations of romance at different stages of life. In Genevieve Clay-Smith and Rawley Reynolds film Groundhog Night, we're introduced to Gary who is a pro at caring for his disabled daughter Jess – until his in-laws come to visit and everyone receives a wake-up call. The festival is alsoscreening Viriginia Gay's 2018 Tropfest short, Paper Cut, in which a man who has never been a victim in his life experiences what it's like to be terrorised.

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival runs from February 10 to 14. Screenings are happening in-person at ACMI, as well as online via ACMI's Cinema3 streaming service. For more information visit the MWFF website

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