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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...


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Next week's Wairoa Maori Film Festival will be tinged with sadness as the industry mourns the death of the wonderful Huia Koziol. The 2016 WIFT Wairoa Mana Wahine Awards recipients, Rachel House and Nancy Brunning, will be presented with their awards  at the Festival, which is appropriat ...read more.

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E News has picked up a bug in transmission and we are currently trying to get it fixed. So please be patient and don't email Patricia as she is aware of the problem. Hopefully it will be fixed tonight so we can get it out! Josie (e news compiler)

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The Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) is delighted to announce its year-long Women Filmmaker Incubator with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC). The Incubator, launching in the second half of 2016, will comprise of five workshops designed to ...read more.

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Stephen has been researching how directors are selected and hired.  He felt it would be useful to distill the data and advice he picked up along the way in order to help any aspiring directors. The result is today's article, entitled 'How to Become&nbs ...read more.

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Forget about flu shots - this will keep the bugs away! Doc Edge's Zone Festival has WIFT member Susan Parker's beautiful, romantic story about two people who fought the odds to be together. There's two screenings at Q Theatre in Auckland this week - Thursday and Sunday - click on the link ...read more.

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