Inside Pictures Announces Participants for 2015

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

A huge congratulations to WIFT Board Member, and General Manager of Vendetta Films, Jill Macnab on being accepted into the highly prestigious Inside Pictures programme which takes 20 film 'future leaders' and trains them up. Jill is the first ever participant from Aus/NZ!

Inside Pictures, the leading film industry business training and leadership skills development programme, has announced the participants selected for its 2015 edition. For the first time in its twelve-year history, the programme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry. And we have our very own WIFT member up there with participants from around the world.

The successful group were selected from more than 100 high calibre applications from industry subsectors including development, production, sales, distribution, finance, new media, agents, legal and business affairs.

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This year's cohort is comprised of 20 participants who come from the UK, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, New Zealand and Spain. They are:


  • Aleksi Hyv�rinen, Producer & CEO, Don Films
  • Agathe Theodore, VP International Sales, Path� Distribution
  • Amit Dey, Acquisitions Manager, UPHE Content Group
  • Anna Godas, CEO, Dogwoof Ltd
  • Caroline Couret-Del�gue, Head of Sales & Acquisitions, Metrodome International Ltd
  • Courtney Noble, Head of Acquisitions & Development, Goldcrest Films
  • Daniel Campos Pavoncelli, Head of Film & TV, Indiana Production Company / Producer, Amaro Films
  • Eduardo Panizzo, Director & Founder, Coffee & Cigarettes
  • Ivy Vanhaecke, Producer, Caviar
  • James Brown, Producer
  • Jill Macnab, General Manager, Vendetta Films Ltd
  • Joris van Wijk, Owner, Le Boxeur B.V.
  • Karen Finnegan, Director, Sales EMEA, Miramax
  • Libby Durdy, Company Director & Producer, Duck Soup Films,
  • Lucas Ochoa, Head of Film and Scripted Television, Pulse Films
  • Maria Tsigka, Producer, Argonauts Productions S.A.
  • Patrick Fischer, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Creativity Capital
  • Sini�a Juricic, Producer, Nukleus film
  • Steve Jamison, Managing Director, Archer's Mark
  • Xavier Granada, Producer, A Contraluz Films.

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Music of Aotearoa: past, present and future

Posted Monday 11 May 2015

Top local music videos for your viewing pleasure.

Show Me Shorts is celebrating NZ Music Month by accepting NZ music video submissions to the SMS 2015 festival for free during May! They are  also showing you some top local music videos in the Screening Room, as chosen by festival Programming Assistant Rebekah Ngatae:

"Making a great music video is a little like making a great short film, and that's something New Zealanders excel at. So this month I took up the opportunity to highlight unique perspectives on Aotearoa through the musical imaginings of some of our best. The creators of these videos transport us through the lands of our ancestors, reveal a delightful cultural niche, and land us in a strange and wonderful dystopian future."

  • Trinity Roots: Little Things
  • Coco Solid: Heaven's Gate
  • Fat Freddy's Drop: Ray Ray

Read the post and watch the films here.

A programme of New Zealand short films from Show Me Shorts will play at

Excentris Movie Theatre in Montreal this month.

The line-up will include:

  • Coconut
  • Queenie
  • Dive
  • Uphill
  • In the Rubbish Tin
  • Eleven
  • Ross and Beth

Check out the screening details here. And be sure to encourage any friends in Montreal to  attend - 14 May at 9pm - Excentris Movie Theatre, 3536 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal