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Cathy Macdonald - Director


Cathy MacDonald is a storyteller with a global, cross-platform perspective and a reputation for creating truthful, targeted content for some of the planet’s leading providers. Multidisciplinary, she explores worlds and creates stories that are driven by strong emotional performances, rich visual textures and distinctive colour palettes. She’s experimented across children’s animation, documentary, screenwriting and comedy and won recognition in each field, but her focus now is drama.    read more >



 

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WIFT NZ, Women in Film and Television Incorporated, is an organisation with over 500 members working in film, television and associated industries which works to support growth and sustainability in the screen industries with a particular emphasis on equal opportunity and participation for women. WIFT NZ belongs to a global network and runs a full and varied programme of workshops, events, mentoring and internships; offers a varied range of purchasing discounts; issues a regular newsletter and provides networking, research, advocacy, information and support services.
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2016 WIFT NZ Awards


Read the full Winners List here.


Jane Wrightson, Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand On Air, winner of the Great Southern Film & Television Award for Outstanding Contribution to New Zealand Screen Industry.

Wift Award Winner 2016

Leanne Pooley, winner of The South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film.

Wift Award Winner 2016

Bettina Hollings, winner of The Queenstown Camera Company Entrepreneurship Award

Wift Award Winner 2016

Philly de Lacey, winner of The Images & Sound Award for Success in Television

Wift Award Winner 2016

Desray Armstrong, winner of Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award

Wift Award Winner 2014

Hinewehi Mohi, winner of Te Puni Kōkiri Te Reo Māori Champion Award

Wift Award Winner 2016

Leonne Kassler, winner of The Professional Lighting Services Award for Unsung Heroine of the NZ Screen Industry


In the news...


Wed

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Apr

Congratulations to WIFT member Anna Marbrook whose feature length film Te Mana o te Moana - The Pacific Voyagers won a world medal at the New York Film and Television awards in Las Vegas last week. Produced by Heather Lee with Oceanic Nature Film Productions and Zoomslide, the film scooped ...read more.

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Apr

It's just days until Doc Edge Festival kicks off in Wellington. Introducing you to some of the international guest line-up; celebrated filmmakers who will present their films and Q&A sessions after the screenings, in addition they mak ...read more.

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Apr

In February 2016 director Leanne Pooley was the recipient of the WIFT Award for "Achievement in Film" for BEYOND THE EDGE. Leanne is one of New Zealand's most accomplished documentary filmmakers having directed over 20 films. Born in Canada, Leanne immigrated to New Zealand in the mid- 198 ...read more.

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Apr

Yes! We are so excited to announce that WIFT member Leanne Saunders has been appointed Head of Production and Development at NZFC, Leanne replaces Lisa Chatfield who recently left the NZFC for a role at Pukeko Pictures. Leanne has over 15 years' experience in film and television production ...read more.

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Apr

Missing out on jobs? Looking for a great crew? Or seeking some new contacts? Promote yourself with the Data Book and help the industry - 2016/17 print edition deadline LISTING DEADLINE REMINDER! - FRIDAY 29TH APRIL - Free listing It's time to RENEW OR LIST in the Data Book. But ...read more.

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