Australian film director, Claire McCarthy, is 2011 WOW Film Festival patron and says, 'I’m honoured to be this year's patron of the World of Women - WOW Film Festival. Audiences both in Australia and internationally will be treated to the complexity and eloquence of women’s voices, both as auteurs with unique visions as well as accomplished artists across all aspects of the filmmaking process. Presented here are a diverse selection of contemporary and vibrant films, all uniquely seeing the world through the eyes of women'
Claire Mc Carthy’s most recent feature film 'The Waiting City' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (2009) .
'The Waiting City' stars Rhada Mitchell ( 'Finding Neverland') and Isabel Lucas ( 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen', 'Daybreakers') and Joel Edgerton ('Starwars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith', 'Animal Kingdom').
Claire McCarthy has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries and her second feature film is in preproduction.