The F-Word – Girls to the Front

August 26, 2018
Group of ten women dressed in black and red looking into camera with serious faces

Women are under-represented in the film and screen industry*. Community media is working tirelessly to increase representation of women, providing opportunities to express their creativity and apply their expertise.

This 13-part community television series featuring panel discussions, comedy skits, book reviews and vox pops focused on feminism.

The F-Word features high-profile guests discussing their views on feminism including:

  • Karen Pickering, Cherchez La Femme and the Girls on Film Festivals
  • Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Senator
  • Dr Karina Quinn, La Trobe University academic
  • Tracey Spicer and Van Badham, Journalists
  • Celeste Liddle and Tasneem Chopra, social commentators
  • Dana Alexander, Comedian

The F-Word was produced by an almost exclusively female cast and crew, including local feminists Naomi Chainey, Riyana Kasmawan, Jax-Jacki Brown, Josephine Rosier-Maguire, Kirsty Mac, Anne Standen, Romany Latham, Tahlia Celenn, Ashley Waite and Amorette Garner-Williams. The production was supported by C31 Melbourne and Geelong.

Watch The F-Word and donate to help us amplify the voices of Australian womenLearn more about how your support will strengthen independent Australian community media.

*Boxed In 2016-17: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television. Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, San Diego State University.