Europe! Voices of Women in Film

A girl walks through an orchard with her head bowed.

Hope Dickson Leach's The Levelling, was our UK nominee for Sydney in 2016

Europe! Voices of Women in Film highlights innovative cinema by female European filmmakers. In close co-operation with Sydney Film Festival, the programme recognises new works by some of Europe's most exciting women directors and presents them in a dedicated section of the festival.

Nominees for the programme are suggested by EFP members ready for selection by Sydney Film Festival director, Nashen Moodley.


To take part, applicants must:

  • be a UK female director whose film has not yet had an Australian premiere
  • be available to travel to Sydney Film Festival in June.

Nominations for Europe! Voices of Women in Film 2020 open next spring.

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Take a look at 2019's Europe! Voices of Women in Film.

Recent UK nominations include Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling, 2016), Harry Wootlif (Only You, 2018) and Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills, 2016).

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