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I want to make a film about women

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2021

Official Selection Filmmaker Spotlight

I want to make a film about women by Karen Pearlman (Director),

Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman (Producers),

The Physical TV Company (Production Company)


Sydney, Australia

‘I want to make a film about women’ is a queer, speculative, documentary love letter to Russian constructivist women.

Karen Pearlman writes, directs and edits screen productions. 'I want to make a film about women' is the third in her trilogy of films about Soviet women filmmakers. It won the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Special Jury Prize for: "a film of innovative brilliance, celebrating the inexhaustible, essential tenacity of suppressed artists everywhere". It garnered three best directing awards, including one from the Australian Directors Guild, three best documentary awards including the Academy Award qualifying award from the St Kilda Film Festival; two ATOM awards; more than half a dozen film festival awards and jury prizes, and an AACTA nomination.



IG: The Physical TV Company

Richard James Allen


Karen Pearlman



Richard James Allen I


Richard James Allen II