Auckland Members First Wednesdays Have Begun!

Posted Monday 01 Aug 2016

We know many of you find networking difficult but work isn't going to come to you if you just wait at home for the phone to ring, so at member Morgan Leigh Stewart's suggestion we are going to provide you with a relaxed environment once a month to meet up and hook up!!  Patricia will be there so if you don't know anyone else you can always talk to her.

Morgan, Kathy and Patricia went on a pub crawl (Patricia will do anything for you..) to find the right venue and we think we are on to a winner!!

So, commencing this Wednesday 3 August, and the first Wednesday of each month hereafter, we have WIFT HOOK UPS!

Where:  Carmen Jones - 382 Karangahape  Rd.  This is next door to Coco's Cantina and right by the bus stop for The Link! Great Southern is around the corner so we expect to see that team turning up!! Come and find us by the fire.

When:   From 5pm

Cost:      Buy your own drinks, but it's happy hour! So prices closer to 1990 than 2016!  WIFT will put a few nibbles on the table.  No excuses if you're tight for money - water is good for you!!  It's the company that matters.

No RSVPs.  Just turn up!!

As this is a member initiative let's support it.

See you this Wednesday 3 August....

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This week's Video Slot Goes To...

Posted Monday 01 Aug 2016

For the third year running, the immensely successful documentary platform Loading Docs is launching 10 new 3 minute shorts that will captivate and challenge us to see real life and local stories in new ways.

WIFT member and Executive Producer Julia Parnell says:

"This year we have challenged our filmmakers to push even harder to connect with their audiences. To do that you have to tell great stories and this dynamic collection has something for everyone. The 3-minute format continues to be a powerful way to present short stories that pack a big punch."

Check out the trailer for this year's collection. Loading Docs : Change.

In the meantime here is a look back at an outstanding short from last year. Made by Director Nikki Castle, this short doc Madness Made Me is a visual poem that grapples with two very different accounts of one person's madness, and in doing so addresses issues of the power of language, asking: is there value in madness?