Katrina Irawati Graham -Co-Founder and Chair Women in Film & Television Australia (WIFT)A BLOCK Room 401 (4th floor) & ONLINE
WIFT Gender Equity Workshop is a facilitated conversation about intersectional gender equality and equity in the Australian screen industries. It looks at core reasons behind gender equity generally and how these play into the screen industry. It lays out WIFT's ideas for how these can be challenged in order to create profound industry wide changes. The workshop is designed to empower participants to think critically about industry culture and production. This is done by equipping participants with shared language, knowledge and space to create shared goals. This is run by an experienced WIFT facilitator.
Katrina is a writer, director and playwright. She writes in many genres, but her true love is feminist horror. Her Indonesian ghost story, White Song, is part of Australia's first all-female directed horror anthology, Dark Whispers Volume One (Megan Riakos producer). Her feature film, Raesita Grey, was developed with Screen Queensland's IncuBAIT horror initiative. She has written and co-written two award winning crime webseries. Her magical realist play, Siti Rubiyah was developed through the Playwriting Australia/CAAP/Girgensohn LOTUS program and has had multiple readings including Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Festival, Haque Centre (Singapore) and La Boite. Katrina is currently developing Siti Rubiyah as a film with support from Screen Queensland. Katrina's memory play, Bi Empat, emerged from Playlab's Incubator program and was part of La Boite's 2019 Highway Festival. She celebrates her Indonesian-Australian heritage and champions representations of diversity. Katrina is co-founder, Chair and Queensland board member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia, a national advocacy body for gender parity and representation of women and gender diverse people in the Australian screen industry. She is part of the WIFT BWOC Subcommittee. She has recently been elected to the WIFT International (WIFTI) board alongside women filmmaker activists from 6 continents supporting over 40 chapters and 20,000 members.