A fantastic new film festival will pay tribute to Australia’s best female directors this weekend.

Cinema Ventures — a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to screening independent film in Australia and New Zealand — will present a full program of films by Australian female directors this weekend in conjunction with Antidote Films, Griffith Film School and Screen Queensland.

The 90-seat cinema at Griffith Film School will screen six films over the course of the weekend.

Look Both Ways, starring Justine Clarke and directed by the late Sarah Watt, is about facing up to the hard emotional demands of modern life, and how we can find our centre even in the midst of grief.

Rachel Perkins’ explosive documentary, Black Panther Woman, tells the true story of Aunty Marlene Cummins’ relationship with the leader of Australia’s Black Panther party and her 40-year battle with addiction.

Davida Allen’s Feeling Sexy is about a woman on the verge of a meltdown, having found motherhood and suburbia at odds with her creative spirit.

Noni Hazelhurst and Deborra-Lee Furness star in Waiting, directed by Brisbane’s Jacki McKimmie. McKimmie will actually be at the festival to introduce this story of an artist who puts her career on hold to be the surrogate mother of her friends’ child.

The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring superstar Kate Winslet, was a hit at Australia’s box office last year, and will screen on Sunday afternoon.

Finally, Women He’s Undressed — Gillian Armstrong’s documentary about the life of Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly, will close the festival.

The festival will run from Friday 4 November to Sunday 6 November at Griffith Film School Cinema (Corner of Dock Road and Vulture Street in South Brisbane, opposite the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital). For more information and tickets, click here.