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Sarah Hunter - director, creative producer, writer


Sarah came to the film world through print and photo journalism, and radio – and she’s always been driven by the power of telling our own stories. She works across film, photography, mobile and web, through her creative media company Transmit. Current projects include an interactive project with WW100 called Luck of the Draw, in which emerging creatives respond to the introduction of compulsory conscription in NZ in 1916, and being a pre-qualified supplier of video services for NZ Story Creative Collective.    read more >



 

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A one and a half minute film made by WIFT NZ 2010 Intern Ruth Dunphy.
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WIFT NZ, Women in Film and Television Incorporated, is an organisation with over 600 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...


Tue

18

Apr

NZME has announced their highly successful, free video-on-demand website, www.watchme.co.nz, is expanding with the launch of 16 new entertainment series and two new channels, News and Sport - and we're pleased to see the work of a WIFTer and other women in the mix. Launched in 2015 with exclusive ...read more.

Tue

18

Apr

English director and WFTV (Women in Film and Television UK) patron Gurinder Chadha (pictured) is in New Zealand to promote her latest film, Viceroy's House - a lush period drama about the last six months of British rule in India, and the lead-up to the country's partition into Indian and ...read more.

Tue

18

Apr

Congratulations to WIFTNZ member Zia Mandviwalla, who is one of eight filmmakers awarded a place on Script to Screen's 2017 FilmUp Programme. (We're also stoked to see that five of the eight mentorships are going to women!) FilmUp is Script to Screen's high-end development programme for wr ...read more.

Mon

17

Apr

WIFTNZ member Anna Cottrell's fourth series of Great War Stories will screen on national TV for a week from April 19, 2017. The short documentaries focus on the lesser-known, personal stories of Kiwis during World War I, and will screen before the sports bulletin (approximately 6.30pm) ...read more.

Mon

17

Apr

After a free screening in Wellington earlier this month, Aucklanders are getting a chance to see The heART of the Matter. (WIFT member Jan Bieringa produced the feature.) The HeART of the Matter looks at major changes in New Zealand teaching which began after World War ll. A group ...read more.

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