NOW in its second year, the Girls On Film Festival (GOFF) returns to Melbourne, bringing its signature flavour of films, fun and feminism. Held over three bodacious days in October, the festival’s 2015 line-up is sure to impress.
The impetus behind the creation of GOFF was a celebration of movies that steered away from films made by and about men. What we get instead are films chosen by feminists, made by feminists and you get to watch them – you guessed it – with a swathe of other feminists.
An ultimate party that is “more slumber party than competition, more mixtape than jury selection, more laid back than prestigious,” the Girls on Film Festival is more than just kick-ass films. On offer is live music, poetry, activism, zines, badges and (what we are promised) much more!
WHAT DOES THE RISE OF PUBLIC SHAMING SAY ABOUT ONLINE CULTURE AND IS IT HERE TO STAY?
Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author and documentary filmmaker whose works include best-seller The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a #gonzo journalist, known for his informal but sceptical, investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. His new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed explores public humiliation in the internet age.
John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues.
Both appearing at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney 5-6 Sept, 2015
We’re excited. We are now calling for Proposals for our festival in 2015. We even made a little video (which may go some way in explaining our header image here…)!
This year Critical Animals festival will be presented in Newcastle, NSW from 2nd-4th October 2015.
Critical Animals is about exploring curious and uncharted niches in contemporary art and critical thought – we are very open to various experimental and creative avenues. Unsure if your idea fits? Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.