Anyone off to Cannes?

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

Lucky you! You will be able to attend:

The Women in Film &Television Cannes International Drinks Reception

Monday 16 May, 2016 | 19:30 - 21:00 | UK Film Centre, Pavilion 119, International Village

Join Women in Film & TV (UK) at the UK Film Centre to host the annual International Reception at the Cannes Film Festival. Industry delegates from around the globe congregate at this annual reception to network and celebrate women in film.

They will also celebrate the launch of Boudica's new film initiative to support women filmmakers!

As this is always a "hot ticket" event, entry is strictly by guest list only. Please reserve your place by Monday 09 May 2016.

NB. You must have Cannes Film Festival accreditation to gain access to this venue.

Register to attend this event via the WFTV (UK) website here.

This event is kindly sponsored by Pinewood Pictures and supported by Women in Film & Television International.

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STRAY Needs Your Cash

Posted Sunday 24 Apr 2016

The 2016 Fulcrum Media Finance Woman to Watch award winner and WIFT board member, Desray Armstrong is crowdfunding for her independent feature film STRAY on Boosted. Here is a link to the campaign which closes on Friday 6 May

STRAY is the highly anticipated debut feature film from award-winning filmmaker Dustin Feneley. In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers, a young man and a woman, find solace in each other as they struggle to repair their broken pasts. STRAY is a compelling and unconventional love story of two damaged people who, through their chance connection, ultimately find strength and the opportunity for redemption. Commencing principal photography in August 2016 and set in the stunning Southern Alps, STRAY will be a bold and visionary work of cinema.

The filmmakers are running a 30-day donation-based crowdfunding campaign for the film on Boosted, aiming for the ambitious target of $75,000 NZD. They have raised the bulk of the budget through private investment from arts patrons, in-kind sponsorship from film industry partners and corporate sponsors and are now reaching out to the public via crowdfunding. If they are successful in raising this amount, it will see the film going into production in Central Otago in August this year.

The campaign is now LIVE at:

If you would like to make a donation toward the film, the STRAY team would be incredibly grateful. Every little bit helps.   This is how you can make a donation:

1. Visit the STRAY project page at: You can read about the film, watch a video of the writer/director and producer talking about the film, and see photographs of the film's shooting locations.

2. Click on the big red button that says DONATE. If you don't have a Boosted account, you can create one by clicking on JOIN BOOSTED. Enter your name and email and you're all set.

3. You can use your credit card to make a DONATION of $5 or more.

NZ residents qualify for a 33% tax credit on their donations from the IRD with a receipt automatically provided by The Arts Foundation (as The Arts Foundation is a registered charity) for any donation made.

Boosted is an all-or-nothing platform, so if they don't reach their crowdfunding target by Friday 6 May, all funds that have been donated will be automatically returned to the donors. Meaning they won't receive a dollar� which would obviously be very disappointing.

'Like' the STRAY Facebook page to follow the film's progress -

And PLEASE support your fellow WIFT members and independent New Zealand cinema.