Bonnie's New Adventure..

Posted Monday 29 Aug 2016

Many of you will have had contact with Bonnie Slater over the years at NZFC. She left last week for new horizons, but the WIFT member is promising to stay in touch - here is some info about her new role and we wish her all the best.

"My new role is a bit of a change up and a new challenge for me but one I can't wait to start.  I am moving into the world of coaching Agile teams at Boost New Media.  It's values are something I'm very passionate about and it's something I have been intrigued by for a long time.  It's a new challenge and after supporting so many filmmakers over the years, it's now time for me to develop a new path for myself.  I am so grateful for the time I have spent at the NZFC.  I have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful, committed staff at the commission for five years now and many, many inspiring filmmakers that have made this period truly meaningful.  I have loved supporting and nurturing the current and the future voices of our screen industry.  While I am incredibly sad to leave, I am excited to start my own journey."

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Screenies Opens in Four Weeks!

Posted Monday 29 Aug 2016



WIFT member Janette Howe has worked tirelessly to get Screenies Children's Film Festival off the ground. It's a children's film festival and a much needed and desired addition to our film festival programme.

Ticket sales are now open. There are short films, feature films and free workshops to enjoy for kids of all ages 22- 25th September at TAPAC in Auckland. Please support this initiative to get kids hooked into cinema made just for them and from around the world.

Drop your youngster off to take part in the 13+ Film Intensive or to watch some great cinema and enjoy the workshops.  They have a special Thunderbirds screening and workshop for ages 7+ (places limited) thanks to industry sponsors Pukeko Pictures, and a very special French film "Birds of Passage" for 10+ that they are bringing to the festival with support from South Pacific Pictures.

Please grab the kids or grandkids (or a friend's kids) and give your support to this great initiative!