BOOSTED Donations for Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2015

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Leo Koziol, director of the Wairoa Maori film festivals, one of the top film festivals in NZ would like your support! Donate on BOOSTED towards the 10th anniversary of indigenous Maori films and film-makers in NZ. See the story in this issue with the full programme. DONATE TO WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL 2015 Happening This Weekend!

Leo's short film THE RANGIMOEKAUS made with WIFT member Helena Bethune screened at Wairoa last year. From there it was selected for Australia and Tahiti.

Wairoa film festival is a special experience held at Nuhaka Marae in which people from all cultures gather and enjoy manaakitanga (hospitality), on the Marae and can cosy up marae style on mattresses and watch movies on the big screen!

Some films are even from top film festivals such as Cannes that you can only see in NZ here at Wairoa.

Kiwi Maori film-makers at this festival also get a chance to network with overseas producers, directors and film industry people to promote and build on NZ films and opportunities. So it's a brilliant opportunity to get behind and support.

Wairoa film festival also partners with other countries to screen NZ films in France, Finland, Germany, the South Pacific, and Australia. So that's worth supporting 10 years of building a prominent indigenous Kiwi Maori film festival.

Help Leo and the team celebrate this beautiful film festival in Nuhaka NZ Queens Birthday weekend.



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APRA Entries Open

Posted Monday 25 May 2015

Entries for the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film and APRA Best Original Music in a Series awards are now open.

These awards recognise the relationship that composers have with cinema and the power of music to illuminate, elevate and support real and imagined worlds, narratives, images and performances.

Composing for film and television is a craft that requires a unique set of skills. The best soundtracks are able to meet the creative and structural needs of a production while still allowing the composer's identity to be felt, working in harmony with the film-maker and the audience. It's a subtle art and one that relies as much upon collaboration and communication as it does upon musical ability.

With two beautiful trophies created by Jim Wheeler - Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere - APRA celebrates the incredible contribution that composers make to local productions.

The winners will receive $1,500 each and become the caretakers of their awards for one year.

Entries Close at
5pm on Monday 8th June.

For more information, including entry forms and terms and conditions visit the APRA AMCOS website.