WIFT Awards 2016 - Nominations Open

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2015

It's time�

Here is the call for nominations for the 2016 WIFT NZ Awards, and we are delighted to welcome NZ On Air on board for the first time as supporting sponsor.

We are also incredibly grateful to the wonderful following sponsors who have retained the naming right to their awards:

Fulcrum Media Finance

Great Southern Film & Television

Images & Sound

Professional Lighting Services

Queenstown Camera Company

South Pacific Pictures

As you know the WIFT awards are now biennial, and the uplifting celebration will be held on Thursday the 25th of February, in the beautiful Grand Tea Room at Heritage Auckland.

Anyone can nominate, but nominees, obviously, must be women - though they do not have to be WIFT members.

Nominations close at 3pm on Friday the 18th of December. This is your opportunity to celebrate and profile the work of women in the screen industry. It's a privilege to shine a light on someone deserving, so don't miss your opportunity to do so!

Click here to get nominating: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVP2RS5


Next Up...

Pasifika Music on Film

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2015

If you are near Porirua tomorrow evening (Wednesday 25 November) get along to an evening of music and song, through a compilation programme of three short documentaries focusing on Pasifika musical output:

Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song (2013,) is directed by WIFT memberr Karin Williams, and will screen with Song of the South Seas - The Life and Music of Bill Sevesi (1992, director Chris Williams),  and Bill Sevesi's Dream (2011, director Ying Ly).

Mou Piri: A Rarotongan Love Song, 12 min

Culture is like love - if you just hold tight, you�ll be OK. That�s the message of Mou Piri, a South Pacific love song that has touched hearts around the world. The short documentary explores the importance of music and dance in Cook Islands culture, through the story of a romantic song that is synonymous with island weddings.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Where: Porirua Strong Pacific Families Cultural Heritage Exhibition Pop Up Gallery, 10 Hartham Place North, Porirua City Centre See map
Time: 6:00pm
Running time: 81 minutes

Ticket price:

Free entry

Karin is now development Executive at the NZ Film Commission