Posted Tuesday 11 Apr 2023

WIFT NZ Patron and Academy Award Winner Philippa Boyens, Dame Gaylene Preston and Dame Miranda Harcourt have all made international names for themselves, whilst remaining rooted in Wellington, New Zealand. With the recent release of Gaylene’s Take: Her Life in New Zealand Film, we take this opportunity to celebrate their careers, their ups and downs, and their commitment to Wellington. 

What has been their career path, what are their high and lowlights, how do they face knockbacks and what do they think about the status for women in the industry right now? So many questions, and so much more to explore!

Moderated by Miranda Manasiadis who has gamely agreed to manage the discussion between these very feisty women!

This special event is brought to you by WIFT NZ and Wētā FX. Bubbles and nibbles will be served!

Book your seat now at the link below! WIFT NZ members FREE.
Non-members $20* Students $10. Includes wine and nibbles.
*plus Eventfinda booking fee $2.75

Click here to access all tickets.

Date: Wednesday 03 May 2023
Location: Park Road Post
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6:30pm start


Upcoming events...

Wednesday 03 Jul 2024

What can VFX and animation offer to live-action filmmakers?

WIFTNZ and DEGANZ have teamed up for this exciting Wellington workshop. Here's your chance to understand the transition from live action to animation or VFX. Demystifying the creative process, the art form and the terminology, this workshop will give you the information you need to expand your vision successfully!

Join for an illuminating evening with this talented group of panelists: Senior Lecturer Lala Rolls, Director Jo Luping, Director Loren Taylor and Director and Technical Artist, Raqi Syed.

  • Are you looking to include animation or VFX into your next project?
  • Do you want to save time and money by learning what you need to know beforehand?
  • Would you like to ask all your questions now, so you can be smart when the times comes?

This is a workshop for directors, producers, the production team, and anyone else who wishes to increase their knowledge!

Date: July 3

Time: 6 pm drinks, 6:30 pm start.

Venue: 129 Park Rd. Miramar.

WIFT NZ and DEGANZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.


Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.