AnimfxNZ returning Feb 2014. Save the dates!

Posted Monday 14 Oct 2013

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Greetings Animfxers!

November just wasn't meant to be with all sorts going on here and abroad making it near impossible to secure speakers of the calibre you're used to - despite them desperately wanting to attend!

So we've pushed AnimfxNZ out to the summer with dates that we hope will work for you all - artists, creators and students alike. AnimfxNZ 2014 will be held on Thursday and Friday February 13th and 14th at Te Papa, and Saturday February 15th is Weta Digital day.

So save the dates! We'll have speaker and programme details up on the website soon.

We look forward to seeing you at AnimfxNZ 2014!

- The AnimfxNZ team

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NZ on Screen Turns Five

Posted Monday 14 Oct 2013

NZ On Screen is turning five and we're celebrating with a special collection of our all-time 'Most Watched' titles.

Since going live on October 23, 2008, the website celebrating New Zealand's screen culture has made 1000s of TV shows, films and music videos available, online, to the public - many for the first time since they were originally broadcast.

The Top 20 reflects the eclectic goodness on the site, from Billy T to topless newsreaders, Snell to Patu!, Kimbra to Kea, meat pies to motorheads, and Bob Jones biffo to Thingee's eye pop. Five years of NZ screen culture = 3,550,000 visits (now 110,000+ a month), a Qantas Media Award (for Best Entertainment Website) and 2150+ titles.

"It was a great idea, but was it feasible?" Founding board member Professor Roger Horrocks looks back at the genesis of the project and on NZ On Screen becoming "an established part of New Zealand culture."

"The challenge was immense." And NZ On Air CEO and trustee on the Digital Media Trust Board Jane Wrightson reflects with pride on the journey.