Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016
Congratulations to three WIFT members Georgina Conder, Nadia Maxwell and Yamin Tun, and to Script to Screen for gender equality as there were a total of FIVE women in FilmUp.
STS awarded eight filmmakers places on
the FilmUp Programme for 2016.
FilmUp is the high-end development programme for writers,
directors and producers who have already shown considerable
The inaugural senior mentorship has gone to to writer/director
Jake Mahaffy (FREE IN DEED). Mahaffy is a critically
acclaimed feature film maker and will be paired with an
international mentor in the coming weeks.
Participants of the 2016 FilmUp Mentorship
Director Gaysorn Thavat
Producer Georgina Conder
Writer/ Director Joe Lonie
Writer Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu
Writer/ Director Max Currie
Producer Nadia Maxwell
Writer/ Director Tim Van Dammen
Writer/ Director Yamin Tun
See a full list of their biographies here.
Each participant will be matched with a filmmaker mentor from NZ or Australia over the coming weeks, and will attend a series of hub days that include round tables, workshops, and group work as part of the eight-month programme that is tailored to participants individual needs.
STS would like to thank all the filmmakers who applied.
FilmUp is made possible with support from the New Zealand Film Commission.