Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Festival to screen all-time greatest feminist films
The new Melbourne Girls on Film Festival (GOFF) opens this September to showcase some of the all-time greatest feminist films, and to celebrate the brilliance of powerful girls and women on-screen.
Kicking off on September 12, the Opening Night will be filled with entertainment and fun as Melbourne rock band Modesty play away, before festivalgoers’ unite to watch rocker biopic The Runaways (Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning) directed by Floria Sigismondi. All films are selected and made by feminists, as a portrayal of the amazing stories of both women and girls through influence, wit and unity. Also screening at GOFF is cult classic Heathers (1988), animation favourite Ponyo (2008) and Australian bio-drama Heavenly Creatures (1994). The three-day festival includes a festival club, guest appearances, live music, food and drinks, and live discussions apt for all feminist filmgoers.
“We want more feminist films in the world, so by celebrating these ones we hope that more makers will be inspired to tell their stories, that punters will have a rocking’ good time and see their world a bit differently, and that Melbourne will love a film festival that puts women and girls front and centre,” says GOFF Festival Director Karen Pickering.
GOFF will run from 12-14 September at Melbourne’s Northcote Town Hall. For a festival guide or more information, head to the GOFF website.