Piloting a Program for Change: Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Australia

Designed to target gender-based violence and discrimination in the screen and games industries, the ScreenMATE Bystander Program runs in Melbourne in November.

In a first for the Australian screen and games industries, Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Australia will be running pilot workshops to teach participants how to recognise abuse and harmful behaviours, and how to have the confidence to speak out and offer assistance.

‘I think the screen industry really needs this, and it has to be specific to the kinds of workplaces we have, with so many freelancers and the lack of the usual HR engines to deal with issues and complaints,’ says WIFT Australia Board Member Katrina Irawati Graham, on the phone to Screenhub from her hometown, Brisbane.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk