The international female filmmakers’ program, The Rouge, was introduced in 2015 to boost female filmmaking in Australia. The winner will receive $1000.
However, to be eligible for the Rouge Program, a film needs two females (or female identifying) in the following roles: screenwriter, director, producer. It was won in 2019 by Lara Köse, for her film ‘Kaya’, which also won the Setting Sun Best Film Award 2019. Our 2020 winner, selected by film producer Sue Maslin from Film Art Media, will be revealed in January when we screen our postponed festival.