Berlin success for WIFT NZ members

Posted Wednesday 24 Feb 2010

Producer Ainsley Gardiner's latest feature film Boy (directed by Taika Waititi) has won Grand Prix of the International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.  Boy was one of three New Zealand films, all produced by women, that took away half the major awards in the Generation section at Berlin this month.  Producer Wendy Cuthbert's The Six Dollar Fifty Man (written and directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland) received a special mention in the shorts section.

WIFT NZ member Kahra Scott-James (sound designer) was also in Berlin, having received NZFC assistance to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus, a six-day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers occurs alongside the Berlin Film Festival.