Toi Poneke Open Day

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Wellington Panel & Rhian Sheehan

As part of the 10 year birthday open day at Toi Poneke in Te Aro, Wellington the Screen Composer's Guild will be joining a panel discussion on film making to a budget.

On the panel will be Melisa Donald from National Park productions, Vicky Pope, Melissa Dodds, Hamish Johnson, Alex Liu, Scott Milligan & Marshall Smith from the SCGNZ. Chairing the panel will be film maker Anna Cottrell.

A radio interview featuring some of the panel can be heard HERE.

This will be followed by an open meeting of the Screen Composers Guild featuring noted songwriter and composer Rhian Sheehan discussing some of his recent projects.

Both workshops are free to Guild members and others are welcome to come along to check it out - so spread the word to any interested musical or film making friends.  Please feel free to bring along any burning questions and concerns to share with the group!

As usual it's a chance to listen, learn and ask questions - also meet your fellow composers and film makers in a relaxed environment.

NO RSVP necessary.

Saturday 8 August 2015

Panel Discussion - starts 1pm for approx. 1 hour.

Rhian Sheehan - Guild Open Meeting - starts 2:30pm for approx. 1 hour.

SOUNZ, Level 3, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61 Abel Smith St, Te Aro

Drinks & light refreshments available.

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WIFT Member Wins Madman

Posted Tuesday 04 Aug 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Alyx Duncan who won The Madman Entertainment Jury Prize for the Best New Zealand Short Film at NZIFF 2015 for The Tide Keeper, which she directed and wrote.  The jury's citation congratulated her for her singular personal vision and technical assurance, Alyx will take home a cash prize of $5,000.

The jury selected Michael Jonathan, director of the film Ow What!, for the Wallace Friends of the Civic Award for its originality and authenticity. The filmmaker receives a prize of $3,000 cash.

A special jury of cinematographers selected Grant McKinnon, cinematographer for Not Like Her as the winner of the inaugural Allen Guilford Cinematography Award from the New Zealand Cinematographers Society (NZCS), a prize that includes a cash prize of $2,000.

And the 2015 Audience Award, which will take home 25% of the box office takings from the screenings in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch, was awarded to Madam Black director Ivan Barge.

The three judges were New Zealand producer Fiona Copland, Australian photographer and performer William Yang and representative for Madman Entertainment, Michael Eldred.

Guest selector and filmmaker Christine Jeffs selected the six finalists from a shortlist of 12. NZIFF programmers Bill Gosden and Michael McDonnell viewed 75 entries to prepare the shortlist. 

Congratulations to this year's winners and especially Alyx,  and all the finalists. - paste this teaser for The Trailer into your browser