The Setting Sun 2018 Rouge Program (Female Only)

The Film Art Award Best Film By A Female Director ………

Our popular  Setting Sun females only Rouge Program at the Sun Theatre will be back in 2018 with a couple of changes. As usual, the Rouge program will comprise an exhibition of films directed, produced and written by women as well as including a competition for best film by a female director for eligible films.

We’re delighted that award winning film producer Sue Maslin and her company Film Art Media  will again sponsor the category. Film Art Media will donate a $1000 cheque and The Film Art Media Award for Best film By a Female Filmmaker (formerly the Dressmaker Award).

To make it easier for more women to be eligible to win in 2018, we are only asking the film be directed by a female. This year, Sue will watch the entire Rouge Program and pick the winner.

While the Rouge winner must have a female director, to be eligible to screen in The Rouge Program, entrants only need females in two of the following three roles: director/screenwriter/producer to be eligible. They must also abide by the following submission guidelines. This is a fierce competition every year with some of Australia’s best filmmakers entering. It has sold out every year.



Award winning film producer Sue Maslin.



“The Setting Sun Short Film Festival women’s program is an important way to discover new female talent behind the camera and address the gender imbalance we have in the Australian screen industry. There are far too few films released each year with stories made by and about women. The Film Art Media Award for Best Film By A Female Filmmaker recognises an outstanding female filmmaker and we are absolutely delighted to be associated with this wonderful festival again in 2018.” Sue Maslin, Film Art Media


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