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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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Wift Awards 2016

WIFT NZ 2016 AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

WIFT NZ is delighted to announce the finalists for six award categories, as selected by the judging panel of Christina Milligan (Chair), Kelly Martin, Robin Laing, Fiona Milburn, Vicki Jackways, Jill Macnab, Hineani Melbourne and Julia Parnell.

The winners will be announced at an awards party on 24 February in the beautiful Grand Tearoom at Heritage Auckland. (More information on the awards night can be found at http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/wift-new-zealand-awards-2016/auckland

Finalists are announced for the following six categories:

South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film

  • Leanne Pooley for ‘Beyond the Edge’
  • Miriam Smith for ‘The Ground We Won’
  • Chelsea Winstanley for ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Images & Sound Award for Success in Television

  • Tash Christie for ‘Neighbours at War’, ‘Showtime’ and ‘Nabbed’ for Greenstone TV
  • Philly de Lacey for Screentime New Zealand’s body of work first broadcast between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015
  • Bronwynn Wilson for ‘Jono and Ben’

Queenstown Camera Company Entrepreneurship Award

  • Bettina Hollings – Imagination Television Ltd
  • Robyn Scott-Vincent – The Attitude Group
  • Michelle Walshe – Augusto Ltd

Professional Lighting Services Award for Unsung Heroine of the NZ Screen Industry

  • Christina Asher
  • Leonne Kassler
  • Pat Robins

Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch Award

  • Desray Armstrong
  • Alyx Duncan
  • Sophie Henderson

Te Puni Kōkiri Te Reo Māori Champion Award

  • Mihingarangi Forbes
  • Mina Mathieson
  • Hinewehi Mohi

The judges determined that there should be only one finalist and winner to be announced at the Awards ceremony for the following category:

Great Southern Film & Television Award for Outstanding Contribution to the NZ Screen Industry

For further information please contact Patricia Watson, National Manager, WIFT NZ – 09 373 4071 or office@wiftnz.org.nz



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