Wednesday, 29 July 2015

'Women of the Future' semi-finalist

Genevieve with Gerard O'Dwyer,
with their Tropfest awards in 2009
The Australian Women's Weekly is currently running its 'Women of the Future' campaign. Film-maker Genevieve Clay-Smith is well known within our circles for her extraordinary inclusive work with people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. She is one of the semi-finalists, and readers can vote online now, here.

Genevieve's profile from the AWW page:
Genevieve Clay-Smith, 27, NSW
Co-founder, Bus Stop Films
Genevieve helps students with an intellectual disability make great films. Since winning Tropfest in 2009, she has held weekly workshops to teach special-needs students about film theory and brings in film industry experts to help them. “We are pioneering inclusion within the film industry – there is no other organisation in the world like us that is giving people with an intellectual disability access to producing films,” says Genevieve. They have already made six short films and won 40 international awards. She would use the prize to produce a curriculum and film studies program.
Genevieve is this year's Young Australian of the Year, NSW. 

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